Letters Bevacizumab for retinal disorders

Macular degeneration needs longer lasting treatments

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7524 (Published 10 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7524
  1. S James Talks, consultant ophthalmologist1
  1. 1Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK
  1. jamestalks093{at}googlemail.com

Clinical trials show that bevacizumab can work as well as ranibizumab for the treatment of age related macular degeneration.1 For patients to gain the full visual benefit they need four weekly review and possible treatment. This has proved difficult for patients, relatives, and healthcare providers. Real world outcome data have failed to show the same visual …

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