Role of aflibercept for macular edema following branch retinal vein occlusion: comparison of clinical trials.

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Journal Article (Review)

For years, the standard of care for branch-retinal-vein-occlusion-associated macular edema was initial observation followed by grid-pattern laser photocoagulation for persistent edema. Newer pharmacologic options have revolutionized the management of branch-retinal-vein-occlusion-associated macular edema, and the visual outcomes of these eyes are better than ever. However, a variety of available treatment options including intravitreal corticosteroids and intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents have established novel challenges with regard to appropriate drug selection. This review summarizes the available clinical studies with special emphasis on the comparison of intravitreal aflibercept with ranibizumab, bevacizumab, and steroid agents.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oellers, P; Grewal, DS; Fekrat, S

Published Date

  • 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 /

Start / End Page

  • 411 - 418

PubMed ID

  • 27022238

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27022238

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1177-5467

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2147/OPTH.S98853


  • eng

Conference Location

  • New Zealand