Tag: AMD

Company Profile for Acucela Inc.

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acucela Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on leveraging promising science in visual cycle modulation (VCM) to develop new methods for treating blinding eye diseases that affect tens of millions of people worldwid…

Drugs for macular degeneration

(Boston) Scientists from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the VA Boston Healthcare System have conducted a study that failed to show a difference in efficacy between Bevacizumab (Avastin) and Ranibizumab (Lucentis) for the therapy of a…

Do Anti-VEGF Injections Increase the Risk of Stroke or Heart Attack?

By Dr. Ari WeitznerSome have speculated that the anti-VEGF injections we give to macular degeneration patients may get into the bloodstream and have adverse vascular effects. According to a recently released retrospective study (appearing in the October 2010 issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology), using vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) blockers to treat neovascular age-related […]