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Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a sign of diabetic retinopathy that affects central vision. It is also a leading cause of visual decline in younger patients, especially in developing countries like our Arab community. Intra-vitrreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (AVEGF) in management of DME had significant improvement in the final logMAR Un-corrected Distant Visual Acuity ( UCDVA) and logMAR Best Corrected Distant Visual Acuity (BCDVA), as well as reduction in the central retinal thickness from baseline measurement.
The investigators randomly assigned four hundreds eyes of diabetic patients with central diabetic macular edema for intra-vitreal injection of AVEGF group I (200 patients eyes) received aflibercept 2.0 mg and group II (200 patients eyes) received ranibizumab 0.3 mg. Injection was at 4 weeks interval according to the used protocol. The primary outcome was measuring the mean change in visual acuity as functional outcome and the secondary outcomes were the mean change in central macular thickness, as anatomical outcome rather than safety and efficacy of those two anti-VEGF drugs.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-18T03:27:46-0400
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efﬁcacy of switching from bevacizumab to ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) or aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) in eyes with...
Predictors of Treatment Response to Aflibercept and Aqueous Cytokine Levels in Patients With Persistent Diabetic Macular Edema Following Treatment With Ranibizumab: An Interventional Prospective Study
Diabetic macular edema refers to swelling (fluid accumulation) in the center of the retina. The retina is like the film of a camera and is located in the back of the eye. This condition ca...
To assess the biomarker profile in diabetic macular edema patients in response to intravitreal aflibercept injection. Patients with diabetic macular edema who meet study requirements will ...
This study will characterise the safety profile of ranibizumab in patients with diabetic macular edema over an additional 24 months, following the initial 12-month treatment in the RESTORE...
The purpose of the study is to compare the effect of intravitreal injections of ranibizumab and aflibercept on systemic VEGF levels in DME patients in a detailed time course.
To evaluate the effects of intravitreal aflibercept (IVA) on the number of microaneurysms and sizes of nonperfused areas (NPAs) in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME).
To investigate the effect of age on aflibercept (Eylea) response in macular edema secondary to treatment-naive diabetic eyes.
: Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 50 in the United States of America. Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) is sight-threaten...
To evaluate the effect of baseline factors on differences in vision gains with intravitreal aflibercept injection (IAI) versus laser control in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).
To report the real-world effectiveness and safety of ranibizumab 0.5 mg in patients with visual impairment due to diabetic macular edema (DME).
Fluid accumulation in the outer layer of the MACULA LUTEA that results from intraocular or systemic insults. It may develop in a diffuse pattern where the macula appears thickened or it may acquire the characteristic petaloid appearance referred to as cystoid macular edema. Although macular edema may be associated with various underlying conditions, it is most commonly seen following intraocular surgery, venous occlusive disease, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, and posterior segment inflammatory disease. (From Survey of Ophthalmology 2004; 49(5) 470-90)
Specialized ophthalmic technique used in the surgical repair and or treatment of disorders that include retinal tears or detachment; MACULAR HOLES; hereditary retinal disease; AIDS-related retinal infections; ocular tumors; MACULAR DEGENERATION; DIABETIC RETINOPATHY; and UVEITIS.
A recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody fragment that binds VEGF-A to prevent its binding to VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2 receptors. This activity reduces vessel permeability and angiogenesis in the treatment of neovascular age-related MACULAR DEGENERATION.
A form of MACULAR DEGENERATION also known as dry macular degeneration marked by occurrence of a well-defined progressive lesion or atrophy in the central part of the RETINA called the MACULA LUTEA. It is distinguishable from WET MACULAR DEGENERATION in that the latter involves neovascular exudates.
Disease of the RETINA as a complication of DIABETES MELLITUS. It is characterized by the progressive microvascular complications, such as ANEURYSM, interretinal EDEMA, and intraocular PATHOLOGIC NEOVASCULARIZATION.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. The two main types of diabetes are: type 1 diabetes type 2 diabetes In the UK, diabetes affects approximately 2.9 million people. There are a...
Vascular relates to blood vessels (Oxford Medical Dictionary) and can be used to describe the supply of blood, a disease affecting the blood vessels or molecules associated with these structures. For example, <!--LGfEGNT2Lhm-->atherosclerosis ...
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that is devoted to the study and treatment of eye diseases. As well as mild visual defects correctable by lenses, ophthalmology is concerned with glaucoma, uveitis and other serious conditions affecting the eye, ...