A 46-year-old member asked:
Using avastin (bevacizumab) for macula degeneration treatment?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ilan Cohenanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Avastin (bevacizumab): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a drug that is commonly used in the treatment of wet macular degeneration and other eye conditions involving leakage of fluid from blood vessels in the retina.
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Dr. Richard Scartozzianswered
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 21 years experience
See below: Avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) and Eylea are commonly used for the wet form of macular degeneration. Eylea is the newest and lasts the longest once injected into the eye. Ask your retina specialist if you are a candidate.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Bernard Godleyanswered
Retinal Surgery 34 years experience
Genetic Disease: Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the central part of the retina. It is broken down into two types, the dry form , which involves slow, patchy deterioration of retinal cells, and the wet form which is caused by bleeding and leads to rapid vision loss. Current treatment for the wet type is intravitreal injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me about avastin (bevacizumab) for macula degeneration treatment?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tim Conradanswered
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: It is commonly used, effective and inexpensive. Unfortunately it is required for life.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 16, 2021
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