Letters Bevacizumab for retinal disorders

Savings from switching to bevacizumab for retinal disorders are underestimated

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7522 (Published 10 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7522
  1. Frank Ahfat, consultant ophthalmic surgeon1
  1. 1Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Maidstone ME16 9QQ, UK
  1. ahfat99{at}hotmail.com

Lotery and MacEwen report that a switch from ranibizumab to bevacizumab for macular degeneration and other retinal disorders could save the NHS £102m (€129m; $160m) annually.1 In 2012, the IVAN study group suggested annual savings of £84m from such a switch.2 This second …

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