Vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors equally effective for AMD (Macular Degeneration)

MedPage Today (2/1, Bankhead) reported that “visual acuity showed similar improvements with two vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD),” according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal Ophthalmology. In a “study population comprised 324 patients treated with bevacizumab and 128 treated with ranibizumab,” approximately a quarter “of patients treated with bevacizumab” or “ranibizumab…had =20/40 vision at 12 months.” While “the frequency of adverse events did not differ between treatment groups,” the “bevacizumab patients received fewer injections over the course of a year.”

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