: Describe drug utilisation and clinical outcomes of intravitreal anti-VEGF drug and dexamethasone use in the real-world setting in Southern Italy using data from multi-centre study of retinal disease. Clinical data of retinal disease patients treated with anti-VEGF drugs and dexamethasone implant in 6 out-patient ophthalmology centres from Southern Italy were collected by means of an electronic case report form. Patients receiving at least one intravitreal injection/implant of the study drugs were followed for up to two years and described in terms of demographics and clinical characteristics. Drug utilisation patterns were described. A sign-rank test was used to compare clinical data on visual acuity and other ophthalmic parameters from baseline at different follow-up times for each indication. Data from 1327 patients was collected. Most patients were diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (660, 49.7%), followed by diabetic macular oedema (423, 31.9%), retinal vein occlusion (164, 12.3%), and myopic choroidal neovascularization (80, 6.0%). Patients were followed for a median of 10.3 months (interquartile range: 3.6 - 24.7 months). Mean patient age was 69.7 (±10.9) years and 54.2% were males. Ranibizumab (55.4%) and aflibercept (27.5%) were the most commonly used drugs. Baseline visual acuity significantly improved by about 0.05 to 0.1 logMAR at all follow-up times for AMD and RVO but less consistently for the other diseases. Intravitreal ranibizumab use accounted for half of all treatment for retinal diseases in a Southern Italian out-patient setting. Patients treated with anti-VEGF drugs for AMD and RVO in Southern Italy experienced significant improvement in VA.

Assessment of intravitreal anti-VEGF drugs and dexamethasone for retinal diseases in real world setting: A multi-centre prospective study from Southern Italy

Labbate, Luca;Trifirò, Gianluca
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2022

Abstract

: Describe drug utilisation and clinical outcomes of intravitreal anti-VEGF drug and dexamethasone use in the real-world setting in Southern Italy using data from multi-centre study of retinal disease. Clinical data of retinal disease patients treated with anti-VEGF drugs and dexamethasone implant in 6 out-patient ophthalmology centres from Southern Italy were collected by means of an electronic case report form. Patients receiving at least one intravitreal injection/implant of the study drugs were followed for up to two years and described in terms of demographics and clinical characteristics. Drug utilisation patterns were described. A sign-rank test was used to compare clinical data on visual acuity and other ophthalmic parameters from baseline at different follow-up times for each indication. Data from 1327 patients was collected. Most patients were diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (660, 49.7%), followed by diabetic macular oedema (423, 31.9%), retinal vein occlusion (164, 12.3%), and myopic choroidal neovascularization (80, 6.0%). Patients were followed for a median of 10.3 months (interquartile range: 3.6 - 24.7 months). Mean patient age was 69.7 (±10.9) years and 54.2% were males. Ranibizumab (55.4%) and aflibercept (27.5%) were the most commonly used drugs. Baseline visual acuity significantly improved by about 0.05 to 0.1 logMAR at all follow-up times for AMD and RVO but less consistently for the other diseases. Intravitreal ranibizumab use accounted for half of all treatment for retinal diseases in a Southern Italian out-patient setting. Patients treated with anti-VEGF drugs for AMD and RVO in Southern Italy experienced significant improvement in VA.
Pharmacology, diabetic macular edema, RETINA, epidemiology, biostatistics,LENS,CATARACT,pathologic myopia
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