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What can I do if my father is asked to take avastin (bevacizumab) injection for retina damage/ nerves block. Is it safe ?

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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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?

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 more

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How does avastin (bevacizumab) for eye complication treatment work?

How does avastin (bevacizumab) for eye complication treatment work?

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 more

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How can the shot of avastin (bevacizumab) in eye complication treatment work?

How can  the shot of avastin (bevacizumab) in eye complication treatment work?

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