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Avastin Eye Complications
Anti VEGF: Avastin 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 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 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 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
What can I do if my father is asked to take avastin injection for retina damage/ nerves block. Is it safe ?
Safer than blindness: If Avastin 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
No direct relation: Avastin'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 can also increase protein leakage from the kidneys, increase blood pressure, or risk of clots or bleeding. Avastin 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
Is it safe or beneficial to take prolensa a day prior and the day of an Avastin shot for macular degeneration?
Bromfenac: Prolensa (. Bromfrnac,Xibrom) is a NSAID. It is used to reduce pain and inflammation following eye surgery. I prefer to have patients start a day prior to procedure and continue after the procedure as needed twice daily. Usually for two weeks but could be longer. Taking it on the day of the procedure is also recommended. ...Read more
Good: Meningiomas are usually benign tumors with excellent prognosis. Symptoms depends on the location of tumor. Atypical meningioma is more concerning and it is in a spectrum ( worse than benign but better than malignant meningioma). The idea is to see the rate of growth, slow it if possible. If progressing, surgery, radiosurgery, or traditional radiation or combination of above are possible options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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