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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728186/choroidal-neovascularization-and-geographic-atrophy-are-potential-complications-of-early-onset-large-colloid-drusen
#1
Adriano Carnevali, Giuseppe Querques
The authors report a case of large colloid drusen (LCD) complicated by choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and geographic atrophy (GA). A 54-year-old man was referred to the authors' department with diagnosis of early onset retinal drusen. Multimodal imaging led to a diagnosis of LCD complicated by GA in the right eye and CNV in the left eye. The patient received a single injection of intravitreal aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) in the left eye. Six months later, best-corrected visual acuity improved to 20/25, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography still showed absence of subretinal and intraretinal fluid...
July 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499055/sequential-sterile-intraocular-inflammation-associated-with-consecutive-intravitreal-injections-of-aflibercept-and-ranibizumab
#2
Dilraj S Grewal, Tayler Schwartz, Sharon Fekrat
The authors report the unique response of two patients treated for cystoid macular edema (CME) secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) who developed sequential episodes of likely sterile inflammatory responses following separate intravitreal injections of aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) and ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) despite multiple previous uneventful injections for CME secondary to CRVO. Following the twenty-fifth aflibercept and seventh ranibizumab injection, two patients developed an acute inflammatory response, which was treated empirically with intravitreal antibiotics and topical and oral steroids (in Case 2)...
May 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458510/evaluation-of-contrast-sensitivity-and-other-visual-function-outcomes-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-patients-after-treatment-switch-to-aflibercept-from-ranibizumab
#3
Donald R Nixon, Nicholas Ap Flinn
PURPOSE: This study evaluated visual function and anatomic and vision-related quality-of-life outcomes in recalcitrant neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) subjects switched to aflibercept (Eylea(®)) from ranibizumab (Lucentis(®)). METHODS: In a single-center study conducted in Barrie, ON, 40 patients with persistent fluid despite previous ranibizumab treatment were switched to aflibercept with 3 consecutive monthly doses. Main outcome measure was mean change from baseline to week 12 in Pelli-Robson contrast sensitivity (CS)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421399/effect-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-eylea-%C3%A2-on-retrobulbar-hemodynamics-in-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#4
Mustafa Gok, Hasan Burhanettin Kapti
PURPOSE: To investigate the short-term effect of single intravitreal aflibercept injection on retrobulbar blood flow in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: Twenty eyes of 20 patients with nAMD scheduled for single intravitreal aflibercept (Eylea(®)) injection and 20 fellow eyes (uninjected) were enrolled in this prospective interventional study. The hemodynamic parameters of the ophthalmic artery (OA), central retinal artery (CRA) and posterior ciliary artery (PCA) comprising peak systolic velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity (EDV), and resistive index (RI) were measured by using color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) in both injected and uninjected fellow eyes at baseline and 1 week after the injection...
April 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413405/intravitreal-aflibercept-in-recalcitrant-radiation-maculopathy-due-to-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-nasopharyngeal-cancer-a-first-case-report
#5
Eleni Loukianou, Georgia Loukianou
PURPOSE: To present the safety and efficacy of intravitreal aflibercept (Eylea) in a patient with radiation maculopathy secondary to external beam radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer unresponsive to other therapeutic options. METHODS: A 73-year-old female presented with decreased visual acuity in both eyes 18 months after completing 47 external beam cycles of radiation for nasopharyngeal cancer. On presentation, her best corrected visual acuity was 6/60 in the right eye and counting fingers from 1 meter in the left eye...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365905/aflibercept-a-review-in-macular-oedema-secondary-to-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion
#6
Sheridan M Hoy
Aflibercept (Eylea(®)) is a fully human, recombinant fusion protein available in various countries worldwide, including those of the EU, as well as the USA, for intravitreal use in the treatment of macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) in adults. Aflibercept acts as a soluble decoy receptor, binding with high affinity to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A and placental growth factor (PIGF), preventing these angiogenic factors from binding to and activating their cognate receptors...
April 1, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297035/short-term-effects-of-early-switching-to-ranibizumab-or-aflibercept-in-diabetic-macular-edema-cases-with-non-response-to-bevacizumab
#7
Mohammed Ashraf, Ahmed A R Souka, Hassan ElKayal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of early switching to ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) or aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) in cases of diabetic macular edema (DME) that have shown no response to bevacizumab (Avastin; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study involving 59 eyes of 45 patients with DME previously treated with bevacizumab. Patients were switched either to ranibizumab or aflibercept...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279730/efficacy-of-aflibercept-eylea-%C3%A2-on-inhibition-of-human-vegf-in-vitro
#8
M Schicht, K Hesse, H Schröder, E Naschberger, W Lamprecht, F Garreis, F P Paulsen, L Bräuer
INTRODUCTION: Pathological formation of blood vessels plays a key role in the growth and metastasis of tumors and also in several serious ophthalmological diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or diabetic retinopathy. In AMD treatment, aflibercept (tradename EYLEA(®)) is used to deactivate the underlying pathological neovascularisation. Aflibercept is a recombinant fusion protein which binds to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors, thereby inhibiting VEGF pathway activation...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195620/significant-bilateral-response-in-diabetic-macular-edema-after-single-unilateral-intravitreal-aflibercept-injection
#9
Ehsan Rahimy, Omondi Nyong'o, Theodore Leng
A 61-year-old patient with bilateral, treatment-naïve, diffuse diabetic macular edema (DME) that had been progressing during the previous 12 months received a single intravitreal injection of aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) to the left eye. At 2-week follow-up, noticeable bilateral improvement of the DME was observed by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography imaging with commensurate improvement of visual acuity to 20/30 bilaterally. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017;48:167-169...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060392/intravitreal-aflibercept-for-neovascular-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-in-a-predominantly-non-asian-population-rival-results
#10
Amina Farooq, Heather Frazier, William B Marcus, Chelsea Fechter, Harinderjit Singh, Dennis M Marcus
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety and efficacy of intravitreal aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) injection (IAI) for the treatment of neovascular polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in a predominantly non-Asian population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was an open-label, prospective, unmasked, nonrandomized clinical trial. Twenty eyes with neovascular PCV received monthly 2.0 mg IAI for 3 months followed by mandatory IAI every 2 months for 12 months...
January 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977841/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-occurring-in-the-context-of-large-colloid-drusen
#11
Thibaud Mathis, Laurent Kodjikian, Martine Mauget-Faÿsse, Audrey Feldman
The authors report, for the first time, an association between large colloid drusen (LCD) and choroidal neovascularization in a 58-year-old man. Multimodal imaging confirmed the diagnosis of LCD in both eyes and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in the left eye. The patient was treated with monthly intravitreal injections of aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY). The authors hypothesize that these deposits are probably associated with retinal pigment epithelium dysfunction and could thus lead to delayed neovascularization and atrophy...
December 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721789/treatment-of-retinitis-pigmentosa-associated-cystoid-macular-oedema-using-intravitreal-aflibercept-eylea-despite-minimal-response-to-ranibizumab-lucentis-a-case-report
#12
Stacey A Strong, Avinash Gurbaxani, Michel Michaelides
BACKGROUND: We present an interesting case of bilateral retinitis pigmentosa (RP)-associated cystoid macular oedema that responded on two separate occasions to intravitreal injections of aflibercept, despite previously demonstrating only minimal response to intravitreal ranibizumab. This unique case would support a trial of intravitreal aflibercept for the treatment of RP-associated cystoid macular oedema. CASE PRESENTATION: A 38-year-old man from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, presented to the UK with a 3-year history of bilateral RP-associated cystoid macular oedema...
May 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631479/aflibercept-for-diabetic-macular-edema-in-eyes-previously-treated-with-ranibizumab-and-or-bevacizumab-may-further-improve-macular-thickness
#13
Chirag P Shah, Jeffrey S Heier
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the short-term anatomic and visual outcomes after aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME) previously treated with ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) and/or bevacizumab (Avastin; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single-center, retrospective, noncomparative study of 30 eyes in 23 patients with DME treated with prior ranibizumab and/or bevacizumab before switching to aflibercept...
September 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615995/study-of-stability-and-biophysical-characterization-of-ranibizumab-and-aflibercept
#14
M R Moreno, T S Tabitha, J Nirmal, K Radhakrishnan, C H Yee, S Lim, S Venkatraman, R Agrawal
The anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents such as ranibizumab (Lucentis®) and aflibercept (EyLea®) are currently used as monthly or bimonthly intravitreal injections to treat potentially retinal diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or diabetic macular edema (DME). Because of the complications associated with repeated intra-vitreal injections, there is considerable interest in developing a sustained delivery system. The purpose of this study was to examine the stability of both therapeutic proteins under physiological conditions as well as when incorporated into drug delivery systems (DDS)...
November 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27440854/air-entry-into-the-anterior-chamber-post-intravitreal-injection-of-eylea
#15
Wei Sing Lim, Munir Sikandar, Heather Jackson
An 84-year-old man had air entry into the anterior chamber following intravitreal injection. The air bubble was reabsorbed over time without any complications. No further problems occurred with subsequent intravitreal injections.
July 20, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27348433/the-role-of-anti-vegf-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema
#16
Darius M Moshfeghi, Peter K Kaiser, Stephan Michels, Edoardo Midena, John W Kitchens, Jonathan L Prenner, Carl D Regillo, Elias Reichel
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults. DR often leads to diabetic macular edema (DME), which often goes unnoticed until a patient presents with vision loss. However, treatment options and data for DME are continually improving. We know that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a key role in DME progression; therapies that act by inhibiting VEGF production seem to improve visual acuity in patients with DME. Of the anti-VEGF therapies available, two have been approved by the U...
June 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27348231/aflibercept-as-first-line-therapy-in-patients-with-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-prospective-case-series-analysis-in-real-life-clinical-practice
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Patricia Udaondo, David Salom, Salvador García-Delpech, Ángel Cisneros-Lanuza
PURPOSE: To assess the 13-month effectiveness and safety of aflibercept in naïve patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) in a real-life clinical setting. METHODS: Thirty-two treatment-naïve patients with nvAMD participated in a prospective two-center study. Patients received intravitreal injections of aflibercept (Eylea®), a loading dose of three monthly injections (2 mg/0.05 ml) every 4 weeks for the first 3 months, followed by intravitreal injections every 2 months...
2016: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27327292/macular-telangiectasia-type-1-managed-with-long-term-aflibercept-therapy
#18
Jaclyn L Kovach, Harald Hess, Philip J Rosenfeld
A 60-year-old man diagnosed with macular telangiectasia type 1 (MacTel 1) was treated for 3 years with monthly aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) and serially imaged with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. When administered monthly, aflibercept appeared to have a beneficial effect on macular edema secondary to MacTel 1. Visual acuity preservation despite minimal chronic macular edema could be attributed to the lack of significant photoreceptor disruption. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina...
June 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27327285/physician-utilization-patterns-for-vegf-inhibitor-drugs-in-the-2012-united-states-medicare-population-bevacizumab-ranibizumab-and-aflibercept
#19
MULTICENTER STUDY
Shivani Baisiwala, M Kate Bundorf, Suzann Pershing
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate variation in physician use of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Population-based analysis of comprehensive, publicly available 2012 Medicare claims, aggregated by physician specialty and service type - including intravitreal injections of bevacizumab (Avastin; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA), ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genetech, South San Francisco, CA), and aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY)...
June 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27327284/retina-specialists-treating-diabetic-macular-edema-recommend-different-approaches-for-patients-than-they-would-choose-for-themselves
#20
Charles G Miller, Greg Budoff, Karen W Jeng-Miller, Howard F Fine, Daniel B Roth, Jonathan L Prenner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Prior investigation shows retina specialists may select different treatment for age-related macular degeneration for themselves than for a hypothetical patient. The authors sought to investigate whether a similar bias exists for treatment decisions by retina specialists with regard to diabetic macular edema (DME). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two surveys asked retina specialists to select treatment for hypothetical patients with DME or for themselves...
June 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
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