Anti-VEGF drugs: evidence for effectiveness

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Evans, Jennifer; Virgili, Gianni;
  • Publisher: International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), London
  • Journal: Community Eye Health Journal,volume 27,issue 87,pages48-48 (issn: 0953-6833, eissn: 1993-7288)
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  • Subject: RE1-994 | Evidence | Diagnosis and treatment | Ophthalmology | Diabetic retinopathy
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Anti-vascular endothelial growth factors (anti-VEGF) are targeted biological drugs (e.g. monoclonal antibodies) that prevent the growth of new vessels by inhibiting VEGF. VEGF is a cytokine (cell-signalling protein) that promotes the growth of, and leakage from, new ves... View more
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