Modern AMD therapy
The treatment of wet macular degeneration can be distinguished after clarification with the patient in Lucentis (ranibizumab) and Avastin (bevacizumab) injections. It should be noted that Avastin is not approved drug in Germany legally. In our Eye Clinic at Spreebogen could both drugs (Lucentis and Avastin) are used as inhibitors of VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) successfully applied. The injected drug is to inhibit the growth of blood vessels and cause a decrease in retinal swelling. The injection usually has to be repeated several times. During a brief surgical procedure, the active ingredient is injected into the vitreous.
Depending on the findings and with special permission from the patient used as the only surgeon Professor Tetz world's Avastin and Triamcinolone injection also using a laser-guided catheter. Here the drug is under direct the affected retina.