Experience With Aflibercept for the Treatment of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina He, L., Silva, R. A., Ayoub, N., Moshfeghi, D. M., Leng, T. 2015; 46 (5): 542-549


Describe visual and anatomic outcomes of eyes with exudative age- related macular degeneration (AMD) after treatment with aflibercept.Eyes treated with intravitreal injections of aflibercept for exudative AMD were retrospectively reviewed to compare visual acuity and central subfield thickness (CST) on optical coherence tomography.A total of 142 eyes receiving aflibercept were previously treated with bevacizumab or ranibizumab intravitreal injections. Baseline vision was 20/73 ± 5.18 lines when switched to aflibercept. It improved by 0.2 ± 1.91 lines (P =.14) after three injections but decreased by 0.45 ± 2.9 lines (P = .06) after 1 year of follow-up. The reduction in CST was 9.9 ± 46.5 µm (P = .06) after three injections and grew to 19.3 ± 50.6 µm (P = .002), a statistically significant amount, after 1 year.Switching to aflibercept resulted in no clinically significant differences in visual acuity after 1 year. There was a significant reduction in CST, but this may not be clinically significant.

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