Iluvien Marches Forward in Europe

Iluvien advances in the regulatory process for use in the treatment of diabetic macular edema in Europe. Similar to the FDA process, Alimera announced the "positive outcome of the Decentralized Procedure (DCP)" for use in Europe.  The European process now involves a national phase of the DCP where a panel of countries will need to recommend Iluvien for medical … [Read more...]

No Laser for Macular Degeneration…..We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

"Blind Spot" with Laser

I have been in practice for about 17 years.  The present treatments for the treatment of macular degeneration are a godsend compared to the standards we used in the 1990's.  At that time, laser treatment for wet macular degeneration was our only weapon.............and it was horrible. State of the art treatment in the early 90's involved using a laser to treat the … [Read more...]

How Many Intraocular Injections (eg Avastin) Are Too Many?

Intraocular anti-VEGF injections are commonly used to treat wet macular degeneration. "Libbyextra" follows me on Twitter.  She asked, "Is there a limit to the number of injections (Avastin) a patient can have?" There are two ways to answer this. I do not believe there are any physical restrictions limiting the number of injections an eye can be given.  The … [Read more...]

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