Silver Book Fact

Anti-VEGF Visual Improvement

Fact image

Nearly 50% of DME patients who received an anti-VEGF drug, experienced substantial visual improvement after a year of injections.

Bressler N, Chang T, Fine J, et al. Vision-Related Function after Ranibizumab Treatment by Better- or Worse-Seeing Eye: Clinical trial results from MARINA and ANCHOR. Ophthalmol. 2010; 117(4): 747-56. http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(09)00981-6/abstract

Reference

Title
Vision-Related Function after Ranibizumab Treatment by Better- or Worse-Seeing Eye: Clinical trial results from MARINA and ANCHOR
Publication
Ophthalmol
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Bressler N, Chang T, Fine J, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 117, Issue 4
Pages
747-56
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • LDL-C Screening: Trends, 1998-2006  
  • Disease Management Program Increases Use of Diabetes Medicines and Reduces Total Health Spending  
  • Laser treatments save up to $1.6 billion per year through prevention and treatment of blindness in diabetics.  
  • Remote Interpretation of Retinal Imaging for DR
    Use of remote interpretation of retinal imaging in diabetics sent via tele-ophthalmology, improved the frequency of screening from 32% to 71% in only 12 months.  
  • Every additional dollar spent on statin therapy for diabetes patients without cardiovascular disease has produced health gains valued between $7 and $31.