07.19.19

New Age-Related Macular Degeneration Common in Untreated Fellow Eyes

Source: Reuters

New age-related macular degeneration (AMD) develops in about a quarter of fellow eyes to those treated for neovascular AMD with intravitreal anti-VEGF agents, according to a post hoc analysis of the VIEW 1 and VIEW 2 studies, as reported by Reuters.

“Patients with neovascular AMD in one eye should be followed regularly to check for subtle clinical and imaging findings indicating conversion in their fellow eye,” K. Bailey Freund, MD, from Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York, New York told Reuters Health by email. “Early detection is critical, since eyes treated early in the disease course will likely experience better visual outcomes than those diagnosed at a more advanced stage.”

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