Randomised clinical trial of intravitreal Avastin vs photodynamic therapy and intravitreal triamcinolone: long-term results

Sacu, S. and Michels, S. and Prager, F. and Weigert, G. and Dunavoelgyi, R. and Geitzenauer, W. and Pruente, C. and Schmidt-Erfurth, U.. (2009) Randomised clinical trial of intravitreal Avastin vs photodynamic therapy and intravitreal triamcinolone: long-term results. Eye : the scientific journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Vol. 23. pp. 2223-2227.

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6006934

Downloads: Statistics Overview


PURPOSE: To compare 1-year functional and anatomic outcomes of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) and photodynamic therapy plus intravitreal triamcinolone (PDT+IVTA) combination in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: In this prospective, randomised, controlled clinical trial, 28 patients were included. All patients were randomised 1 : 1 to 0.04 ml/1 mg of IVB or PDT plus same day 0.1 ml/4 mg IVTA (PDT+IVTA). Follow-up examinations were performed in monthly intervals in IVB group and every 3 months in PDT+IVTA group. Main outcomes were change in mean visual acuity (VA), mean central retinal thickness (CRT) and the mean number of treatments. RESULTS: At month 12, mean VA improved to a 1.5-line gain in IVB group, and lost three letters in PDT+IVTA group (P=0.02). Mean CRT was reduced from 357 microm at baseline to 244 microm at month 12 in IVB group and from 326 microm to 254 microm, respectively, in PDT+IVTA group (P=0.8). The mean number of treatments was 6.8 in the IVB group vs 1.9 in the PDT+IVTA group. No significant local or systemic safety concerns were detected during follow-up time. CONCLUSIONS: Patients treated with IVB showed a significant better VA outcome compared with the PDT+IVTA group despite the fact that both modalities showed equal potency in reducing CRT during a 12-month period.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ophthalmologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Ophthalmologie USB
UniBasel Contributors:Prünte, Christian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Related URLs:
Identification Number:
Last Modified:24 May 2013 09:22
Deposited On:24 May 2013 09:02

Repository Staff Only: item control page