Real-world treatment of DME yields fewer gains than in trials

SAN DIEGO — Patients with diabetic macular edema receive fewer intravitreal anti-VEGF injections in clinical practice than in published clinical trials, with consequently less visual acuity improvement, according to a speaker here. Nancy M. Holekamp, MD, and colleagues looked at large national claims databases to determine real-world treatment of diabetic macular edema and found that patients receive two to three anti-VEGF injections in a 12-month period.

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