ANTI-VEGF INTRAOCULAR INJECTIONS
Anti-VEGF treatments are a group of medicines which reduce new blood vessel growth or edema (swelling).
The anti-VEGF is frequently used in ophthalmology for treatment of:
1. Macular edema, fluid at the back of the eye, that occurs in diabetes (or retinal vein occlusion or other macular disease such as ARMD)
2. New vessel growth in these conditions.
Lucentis is an efficient subtype of monoclonal antibodies against this natural protein (VEGF) involved in many diseases. The Anti-VEGF injection is considered a successful alternative to slow vision loss in patients having any type of macula edema.
ARGON GREEN LASER
A laser with ionized argon is the active medium, whose beam is in the blue and green visible light spectrum. These types of lasers are used for ophthalmic procedures, including retinal photoagulation, retinal phototherapy, trabeculoplasty for treating glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and holes and tears in the retina.
During Argon Laser Treatment a highly concentrated beam of light is used. Laser treatment is given to prevent detetioration in your eye condition, and occasionally to cure it.
Study shows that in patients with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy focal macular grid therapy by Argon green laser facilitates improvement of visual acuity as it causes a regression of macular edema. In patients with proliferative retinopathy combined focal and scatter Argon green laser therapy improves the visual acuity and facilitates regression of neovascularization and macular edema. Further it reduces the chances of severe visual loss due to vitreous hemorrhage, tractional retinal detachment and glaucoma.