New way to reduce a pterygium – bevacizumab injections

This is amazing, I found this today reading Eyeworld.org:

“A new report hints that some concoction of bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech, South San Francisco, Calif.) could be injected and reduce the size of pterygium. The research, published online in Cornea in September 2010, found that intralesional bevacizumab injection reduces the size of pterygium and is well tolerated.”

The article can be found at http://www.eyeworld.org/article.php?sid=5931

An excellent commentary and explanation of the product can be found at http://www.aao.org/publications/eyenet/201001/feature.cfm

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