Long-term Stability of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Suppression Time Under Ranibizumab Treatment in Age-Related Macular Degeneration – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To determine intra-individual long-term stability of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) suppression time in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treated with ranibizumab.Design: Nonrandomized, prospective clinical study.Methods: Eighty-three eyes of 83 patients with neovascular AMD undergoing intravitreal ranibizumab injections were included in the study. A total of 859 aqueous humor specimens were taken before each intravitreal ranibizumab injection. Vascular endothelial growth factor A was measured by multiplex bead analysis.Results: Ranibizumab resulted in complete VEGF suppression within a mean period of 36.4 days (standard deviation ±6.7 days; range, 26-69 days). Intra-individual suppression time was stable within a period of up to 3 (Read more...)

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