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Intravitreal ranibizumab for AMD : the individual rhythm of OCT guided retreatment intervals
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V. International Symposium of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG), Baden-Baden September 8-10
German Society of Ophthalmology
Purpose: We intended to determine whether the need for retreatmentwith intravitreal ranibizumab follows an individual rhythm in patientswith exudative AMD. Setting: Prospective mono-centre cohort study.Methods: Prospective study. 48 patients with exudative AMD. 3 loadingdoses of ranibizumab, followed by a 12 months PRN regimen guided byearly exudative signs on SD-OCT. An intensified follow-up allowed todetect recurrences early.Results:Mean VA improved by 6.4 letters at month 3 and by 13.1 letters atmonth 12, with a mean of 8.0 injections (range 0-12) during the maintenancephase. The intra-individual variance of the intervals was relativelysmall and ranged within 20% of themean interval in 91% of patients.Thefirst interval was within 1 week of the mean interval in 84% of patients.The retreatment criteria were stable in 89% of patients.Conclusion: The relative stability of the intra-individual intervalsmay allowsimplifying the care for AMDpatients.Theremay be a predictive role for thefirst interval after the loading phase. The functional results of this PRNregimenwith early retreatmentwere excellent. Financial disclosure:None.
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