December 18, 2009

"Cross My Heart, Hope to Die, Stick a Needle in My…"

Avastin, Lucentis and Macugen are effective treatments for wet macular degeneration. I prefer to using Avastin and begin treatment with a series of 3 injections. Other retina specialists practice similarly.
January 13, 2010

Standard of Care vs. FDA Approved – How We Choose a Treatment

Avastin is actually not FDA approved for the eye. How is it an acceptable treatment for wet macular degeneration?
February 15, 2010

Neovascularization Causes Blindness

Neovascularization develops in both macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. It is the neovascular tissue, or abnormal blood vessels, that causes blindness and is mediated by VEGF.
April 2, 2010

Avastin Versus Lucentis; And the Winner Is…

Both Avastin and Lucentis are made by the same company. Avastin is not FDA approved for the eye treatment, but why is it used by most doctors?