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Using avastin (bevacizumab) for macula degeneration treatment?

Using avastin (bevacizumab) for macula degeneration treatment?

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. ...Read more

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What is a better treatment for age-related macular degeneration, avastin or lucentis (ranibizumab)? What of these treatments is cheaper?

What is a better treatment for age-related macular degeneration, avastin or lucentis (ranibizumab)? 
What of these treatments is cheaper?

Equivalent: Currently they seem equivalent although an nih study currently in progress can answer if one is better than the other. Avastin (bevacizumab) is considerably cheaper although the cost may be disguised by insurance coverage. You can trust your retinal surgeon to do the best thing. ...Read more

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Can atavastin injections reverse a macular edema?

Can atavastin injections reverse a macular edema?

Commonly: You are thinking of Avastin, (bevacizumab) used for macular edema of various causes with good success - especially diabetic macular edema. It will not help the edema of Central Serous Maculopathy, however. ...Read more

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Could medicare cover macular pucker surgery?

Could medicare cover macular pucker surgery?

Usually: If one has Medicare as insurance, macular pucker is usually a covered diagnosis, and surgery is considered medically necessary if the patient is symptomatic or has vision deterioration from the pucker. People are Medicare eligible at age 65 years, or with certain chronic illnesses. ...Read more

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Which is more effective: Avastin (bevacizumab) or Erbitux?

Which is more effective: Avastin (bevacizumab)  or Erbitux?

Identical: Data on Bevacizumab or Erbitux in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, patients who do not have a KRAS 12/13 gene mutation, have nearly identical survival rates. These identical results were seen after chemotherapy, where survival with chemo alone was about 5 months vs. 7-8 months using either bevacizumab (Avastin) or cetuximab (Erbitux). ...Read more

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What are Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections used for?

What are Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections used for?

Filgrastim (filgrastin): Filgrastim (filgrastin) injections are used to help production of white blood cells (avoid infection) ...Read more

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What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injections used for?

What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injections used for?

Cimzia (certolizumab pegol): Certolizumab, a biological drug, very expensive, used to treat some auto-immune diseases in selected cases ...Read more

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Does avastin (bevacizumab) for hemi retinal vein occlusion work well?

Does avastin (bevacizumab) for hemi retinal vein occlusion work well?

Yes: It work well for retinal edema of the macula caused by retinal vein occlusions (central, hemi, and branch). Speak to your retinal specialist about this. ...Read more

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Would atavatin injections reverse macular oedema?

Would atavatin injections reverse macular oedema?

Depends on cause: I am assuming Avastin (bevacizumab) is being asked about. It is used to treat many causes of macular edema, including from diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions (central and brach vein). Macular edema from inflammation does not respond (well) to Avastin (bevacizumab). Avastin (bevacizumab) is used most commonly for the treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are Irinotecan injections used for?

What are Irinotecan injections used for?

Irinotecan: Irinotecan is used in combination with other meds to treat colon & rectal cancer. ...Read more

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Eccimery laserfor miopia in glaucoma patient?

Eccimery laserfor miopia in glaucoma patient?

Not recommended: Laser refractive surgery is generally not recommended for patients with glaucoma but it depends on many factors: is it early glaucoma, is prk planned? There may be exceptions to the general rule. ...Read more

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