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Dont treat and extend' dosing of intravitreal ranibizumab therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration

Poster Details

First Author: S.Ch'ng UK

Co Author(s):    S.S. Deol   P. Tesha               0   0 0   0 0   0 0   0 0

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To evaluate 1 year outcomes for neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated using a 'Don't Treat and Extend' dosing regimen with ranibizumab.

Setting:

Lincoln County Hospital, Lincolnshire, UK

Methods:

Retrospective study of 90 eyes of 85 patients with nAMD treated with intravitreal ranibizumab with 1 year follow up. All patients recieved initial three monthly injections. Follow up was extended by 2 weeks per visit depending on results of optical coherence tomogprahy and clinical findings. Maximum follow-up was 12 weeks.

Results:

8.8 letters average improvement (comparable to 11.3 ANCHOR, 7.2 MARINA, and 9.3 PrONTO). Average number of treatments was 5.3, compared to 5.6 in PrONTO.

Conclusions:

'Dont Treat and Extend' dosing regimen delivers good visual outcomes comparable to published data. This regimen may allow patients undergoing nAMD to be followed up less frequently.

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