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Avastin Eye Complications
Anti VEGF: Avastin (bevacizumab) is a medication (originally for cancer) that helps prevent new blood vessel growth by inhibiting a certain blood vessel growth factor. Thus it is commonly used in the eye now to prevent neovascularization and swelling associated with abnormal new leaky blood vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-VEGF: Avastin (bevacizumab) is a chemically modified antibody that inactivates all forms of vascular endothelial growth factor, vegf. Vegf are chemical signals that cause blood vessels to leak lead in grow where they don't belong. Injecting Avastin (bevacizumab) to the eye helps to treat blinding conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes, vein occlusions, retinopathy of prematurity & swelling from inflammation. ...Read more
Just had a Avastin (bevacizumab) shot for Macular degeneration this morning and her eye is watering. What can she do for the watering and the pain?
Call doctor: You need to contact the doctor who performed the procedure immediately. ...Read more
My father 87 has had 5 eye injection for wet eye with drug called AVASTIN .Read this drug could cause anemia.could this be why his hemoglobin is at 92?
No: The anemia business was when the stuff was used systemically in one particular cancer chemotherapy combination. He and his physician need to find some other cause of his anemia, which is a serious business. Avastin / bevacizumab in the eye isn't going to make Dad anemic. Is he malnourished? Stomach ulcer / cancer / colon cancer? Other cause? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No direct relation: Avastin (bevacizumab)'s main function is to inhibit blood vessel formation. Due to importance of blood vessel formation in wound healing, it can cause potential complications after surgery. Avastin (bevacizumab) can also increase protein leakage from the kidneys, increase blood pressure, or risk of clots or bleeding. Avastin (bevacizumab) is used in treatment of certain cancers and certain eye conditions. It is an antibody; not chemo. ...Read more
Get the facts: You need a good relationship with at least two very ethical oncologists. You'll spend a huge amount of your or someone else's money for a treatment that makes the cancer stay smaller but probably doesn't prolong life and puts you at risk for death from massive hemorrhage. In the process, you will be adding to scientific knowledge. Informed consent rules; you decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do if my father is asked to take avastin (bevacizumab) injection for retina damage/ nerves block. Is it safe ?
Safer than blindness: If Avastin (bevacizumab) has been advised, it is likely because of the presence of blinding disorder such as macular degeneration. Although there is risk with drugs injected into the eye, the risk of blindness from not treating is substantially higher. Discuss your concern with his ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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