Polymorphisms in Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2 Are Associated with Better Response Rates to Ranibizumab Treatment in Age-related Macular Degeneration – Corrected Proof

Purpose: Intravitreal anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections are currently the standard treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but a broad range of response rates has been observed. We evaluated the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in VEGF genes and their receptors (VEGFR) with the response rate to ranibizumab in 366 patients with neovascular AMD.Design: Case series study.Participants: A total of 366 eyes of 366 patients with neovascular AMD.Methods: Visual acuity (VA) was determined at baseline, after 3 monthly ranibizumab injections, and after 1 year of treatment. Genotyping of 126 SNPs in the genes encoding VEGF family members (Read more...)

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