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After 54 weeks of receiving bevacizumab, wet age-realted macular degeneration (AMD) patients were more likely to gain at least 6 letters of contrast sensitivity than patikents recieving standard care–35.4% versus 15.2%.

Patel, J. Praveen, Fred K. Chen, Lyndon Da Cruz, Gary S. Rubin, Adnan Rufail; for the ABC Trial Study Group. Contrast Sensitivity Outcomes in the ABC Trial: A Randomized Trial of Bevacizumab for Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. February 2011; 52(6): 3089-93. http://www.iovs.org/content/early/2011/02/09/iovs.10-6208.full.pdf

Reference

Title
Contrast Sensitivity Outcomes in the ABC Trial: A Randomized Trial of Bevacizumab for Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Publication
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci
Publication Date
February 2011
Authors
Patel, J. Praveen, Fred K. Chen, Lyndon Da Cruz, Gary S. Rubin, Adnan Rufail; for the ABC Trial Study Group
Volume & Issue
Volume 52, Issue 6
Pages
3089-93
URL
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