Pharmacogenetic Associations with Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Inhibition in Participants with Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the IVAN Study – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To determine if prespecified genetic polymorphisms influence responsiveness to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibition in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). The objectives were to replicate 3 reported pharmacogenetic associations of response in nAMD and to test for novel associations.Design: Cohort study, combining information about patients' genotypes with information from a randomized controlled trial about responsiveness to anti-VEGF therapy for nAMD.Participants: Five hundred nine participants with nAMD, enrolled in the Alternative Treatments to Inhibit VEGF in Patients with Age-Related Choroidal Neovascularisation (IVAN) trial.Methods: Participants were classified as responders or nonresponders to VEGF inhibition based on the optical coherence tomography (Read more...)

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