Randomized Controlled Trial of Intravitreal Ranibizumab Versus Standard Grid Laser for Macular Edema Following Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To assess the efficacy of intravitreal 0.5 mg ranibizumab for the treatment of center-involving macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) over 1 year compared with standard-of-care grid laser.Design: A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial.Methods: A total of 36 patients with vision loss in 1 eye attributable to macular edema following BRVO were recruited from 5 institutions. Patients were randomized 1:1 to a treatment group that received 6 monthly injections of 0.5 mg ranibizumab and thereafter monthly as needed based on best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central foveal thickness (CFT) assessments on optical coherence tomography scans, or a standard-of-care group (Read more...)

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