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Anti-VEGF and Retinal Dystrophies

[ Vol. 21 , Issue. 12 ]

Author(s):

Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Pierluigi Iacono* and Stefano Da Pozzo   Pages 1201 - 1207 ( 7 )

Abstract:


The therapeutic approach based on anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) molecules can be used to treat two important complications of retinal dystrophies: choroidal neovascularization and macular edema. The macular involvement in retinal dystrophies can lead to further visual deterioration in patients at a young age and already affected by functional limitations. The study reports the effect of anti-VEGF treatment in several subforms of retinal dystrophies, critically discussing advantages and limitations.

Keywords:

Choroidal neovascularization, macular edema retinitis pigmentosa, best vitelliform macular dystrophy, stargardt disease, pattern dystrophy, anti-VEGF.

Affiliation:

Department of Ophthalmology, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, IRCCS-Fondazione Bietti, Rome, TSRetina, Trieste



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