AMD Update 20: How Fovista Works to Increase Vision in the Treatment of Wet AMD

Because I was denied the opportunity to tell you how the combined therapy works, as told by Dr. Pravin Dugel (see AMD Update 19), I decided to take another tack. With the permission of Ophthotech, I would like to explain and illustrate how the combined therapy of anti-VEGF and anti-PDGF works to provide improved vision compared to monotherapy with anti-VEGF drugs alone, for those suffering from neovascular, exudative wet AMD.

Some Background

AMD is a disease characterized by progressive degenerative abnormalities in the macula of the eye, a small area in the central portion of the retina. AMD is (Read more...)

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