Genetic Influences on the Outcome of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Treatment in Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To determine the association of genetic variants in known age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk-associated genes with outcome of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment in neovascular AMD.Design: Prospective cohort study.Participants: We enrolled 224 consecutive patients with neovascular AMD at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia.Methods: Patients were treated with 3 initial monthly ranibizumab or bevacizumab injections followed by 9 months of “as required” injections based on clinician’s decision at each follow-up visit according to retreatment criteria. Seventeen single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in known AMD risk-associated genes including CFH (rs800292, rs3766404, rs1061170, rs2274700 and rs393955), HTRA1 (rs11200638), CFHR1-5 (Read more...)

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