What Is Avastin?
How Does Avastin Work?
Common Indication of Avastin Eye Injection
What Happens During Treatment with Avastin?
Avastin eye injection side effects
- Red, irritated eye
- Bloodshot eye
- Small specks or bubble shapes in vision
- Elevation in eye pressure
Rare Avastin complications
- Inflammation inside the eye
- Retina or vitreous bleeding
- Retinal detachment
- A decrease in eye pressure
- Cornea problems
- Intraocular infection (endophthalmitis)
Cost of Avastin injection
In Nepal Doctors of Tilganga Institute of ophthalmology had published articles on “Anatomical and visual outcome of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) in patients with diabetic macular edema” By Shyam Vyas, Raba Thapa, Sanyam Bajimaya, Eli Pradhan, Sanjeeb Bhandari, Govinda Paudyal had concluded that
Intravitreal bevacizumab resulted in a significant decrease in macular thickness, macular volume and improvement in visual acuity starting from first-day post-injection to maximum at 6 weeks. Though statistically significant the effect was somewhat blunted at 3 and 6 months with a mean of 2.7 injections per eye. This slight reduction in improvement in visual acuity, CMT and macular volume at 3 months follow up suggests visual improvement and stable macular thickness can be maintained in the long term with injection frequency of probably 6-12 weeks. Intravitreal bevacizumab showed equal efficacy both in eyes with or without previous DME treatment. Also, combining grid/focal photocoagulation resulted in no apparent short term benefit or adverse outcomes. Further prospective and randomized studies is needed to better determine which patients benefit the most and how often and which concentration the drug should be administered.