Comparison of Aflibercept Versus Ranibizumab in Management of Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)

2019-09-18 03:27:46 | BioPortfolio


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.

Study Design


Diabetic Macular Edema


Aflibercept, Ranibizumab


Minia University




Minia University

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-18T03:27:46-0400

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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.

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