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Promising early evidence of the superior benefits of drug therapy for diabetic eye disease
Date:4/29/2008

sion, retinal thickening, and general eye health. Although the study ended at six months, patients will be monitored for two years.

Patients treated with ranibizumab experienced significantly greater improvements in visual acuity, or clarity of vision, compared with patients receiving either of the other interventions. On average, the vision of ranibizumab-treated patients improved to 20/63 at month six, compared with essentially unchanged acuity scores of about 20/80 in both the laser and the combination treatment groups.

In addition, patients treated with ranibizumab had a 56 percent reduction in excess retinal thickness, whereas only an 11 percent reduction was seen in those receiving laser treatments.


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Contact: Leslie Schwartz
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212-479-7553
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
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