Author(s): Augustin A
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Abstract Choroidal neovascularization is a hallmark sign of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) but it is not an isolated feature. Several processes are likely to contribute to the fibrotic scarring and vision loss that accompanies progressive disease. In a case series, a triple therapy approach to wet AMD was based on the goals of halting choroidal neovascularization, controlling the inflammatory response, and modifying proliferative factors. To address each of these goals, respectively, patients received photodynamic therapy, bevacizumab, and the steroid dexamethasone. The encouraging rate of response, including significant improvements in visual acuity, is consistent with the combined activities of these agents and provides the basis for more definitive studies.
This article was published in Retina
and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques