Less myopia seen after anti-VEGF treatment for ROP

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Less myopia was observed with intravitreal bevacizumab injections than with conventional laser or cryotherapy in infants with retinopathy of prematurity, according to a study presented here.“This study produced lesser amounts of myopia and high myopia than historical controls for both cryotherapy and laser,” Andrew Reynolds, MD, said at Kiawah Eye 2013. “I think this is a very promising result. It is limited by our small sample size of only nine babies who we have injected.”

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