Physician elucidates treatment burden for AMD, DME

KOLOA, Hawaii — Commonly, patients with age-related macular degeneration or with diabetic macular edema ask their ophthalmologists how long they can expect to need anti-VEGF injections and whether or not they will improve.“The answer to that is about 35% with AMD [will improve] and 50% or 60% with macular edema [will improve],” Andrew P. Schachat, MD, MD, said at Retina 2014. “For AMD, the message is, it gets worse over time. Diabetic macular edema, however, does get better and does stabilize.” Patients also want to know how many injections to (Read more...)

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