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By Susan Dounce

五月 01, 2018

Anti-VEGF therapeutics for the treatment of ophthalmic conditions such as neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) have significantly improved patient prognoses, in some cases preventing or reversing progression to blindness.  Routine injections into the eye of recombinant protein drugs such as bevacizumab, ranibizumab or aflibercept have proven to be efficacious in neutralizing the binding of over-expressed vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) proteins to their corresponding cellular receptors, thus interrupting the angiogenesis signaling pathway which otherwise leads to the disease states. In short, anti-VEGF injections are preventing or restoring vision loss for millions of people world-wide.