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

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Decreased abnormal..

..Blood vessel growth.
Abnormal blood vessels (neovascularization) can leak, leading to swelling and bleeding in the eye, which can cause permanent vision loss. Avastin (bevacizumab) is in a class of drugs known as vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (ant-vegf). These drugs specifically decreased abnormal blood vessel growth.

In brief: Decreased abnormal..

..Blood vessel growth.
Abnormal blood vessels (neovascularization) can leak, leading to swelling and bleeding in the eye, which can cause permanent vision loss. Avastin (bevacizumab) is in a class of drugs known as vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (ant-vegf). These drugs specifically decreased abnormal blood vessel growth.
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