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It has been estimated that monthly use of ranibizumab in individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) would reduce the incidence of legal blindness by 72% and visual impairment by 37%, in 2 years.  This means that 11,784 people would be spared blindness in that time period.

Bressler N, Doan Q, Varma R, Lee P, et al. Estimated Cases of Legal Blindness and Visual Impairment Avoided Using Ranibizumab for Choroidal Neovascularization: Non-Hispanic white population in the United States with age-related macular degeneration. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011; 129(6): 709-717. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/fullarticle/427350

Reference

Title
Estimated Cases of Legal Blindness and Visual Impairment Avoided Using Ranibizumab for Choroidal Neovascularization: Non-Hispanic white population in the United States with age-related macular degeneration
Publication
Arch Ophthalmol
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Bressler N, Doan Q, Varma R, Lee P, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 129, Issue 6
Pages
709-717
URL
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