Double dose of anti-VEGF may reduce macular edema after irradiation for uveal melanoma

PHILADELPHIA — Double doses of intravitreal bevacizumab may reduce macular thickness and improve best corrected visual acuity in patients with post-radiation cystoid macular edema that does not respond to standard dosing, according to a study presented here. The 2.5 mg double dose may not be a treatment option for patients whose macular edema worsened following the standard dose of 1.25 mg, Arman Mashayekhi, MD, said at the Wills Eye Annual Conference. “[In] patients who got worse with the standard dose, none improved with the double dose either,” Mashayekhi said. “That (Read more...)