Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S160961
Title: Intravitreal aflibercept for exudative age-related macular degeneration with good visual acuity: 2-year results of a prospective study
Authors: Sakamoto S.
Takahashi H.
Inoue Y.
Arai Y.
Inoda S.
Kakinuma N.
Fujino Y.
Tanabe T.
Kawashima H.
Yanagi Y. 
Keywords: Aflibercept; Age-related macular degeneration; Fixed regimen; Good visual acuity; Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy; Prospective study; Treat-and-extend
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Dove Medical Press Ltd
Citation: Sakamoto S., Takahashi H., Inoue Y., Arai Y., Inoda S., Kakinuma N., Fujino Y., Tanabe T., Kawashima H., Yanagi Y. (2018). Intravitreal aflibercept for exudative age-related macular degeneration with good visual acuity: 2-year results of a prospective study. Clinical Ophthalmology 12 : 1137-1147. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S160961
Abstract: Purpose: We report the 2-year outcomes of intravitreal aflibercept (IVA) for exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with good visual acuity (VA) and examine the baseline factors associated with good visual outcome. Materials and methods: This multicenter, prospective study evaluated 39 eyes (39 AMD patients) enrolled from August 2013 to August 2014 at 12 and 24 months. Only patients with initial best-corrected VA (BCVA) > 0.3 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (20/40 Snellen) were eligible. Three consecutive monthly IVA injections were followed by 2 monthly injections for 12 months. Thereafter, patients received injections on a treat-and-extend regimen for up to 24 months. Outcome measures included BCVA and central macular thickness (CMT) at 12 and 24 months. Post hoc analysis, BCVA, and CMT were evaluated by AMD types (typical AMD [tAMD], type 1, and type 2 polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy [PCV]). Baseline characteristics and BCVA associations were evaluated with linear regression analysis and Student’s t-test. Results: Mean age was 69 years and 26 of 39 eyes were male. tAMD, type 1 and type 2 PCV occurred in 18, 12, and 9 eyes, respectively. Baseline mean BCVA was 0.097 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (20/25 Snellen) and showed significant improvement to 0.058 (20/22 Snellen, P=0.03) at 12 months and 0.066 (20/23) at 24 months. CMT improved significantly from 320 (99) ?m (mean [SD]) to 250 (93) ?m (P=0.002) at 12 months and 240 (93) ?m (P=0.0005) at 24 months. BCVA and CMT were not significantly different among the three groups. Only subretinal hemorrhage (SRH) was significantly associated with improved BCVA. BCVA change from baseline was ?0.12 with SRH and ?0.011 without SRH (P=0.017) at 12 months. Conclusion: IVA showed good efficacy for exudative AMD with good VA at 24 months. tAMD and type 1 and 2 PCV showed similar prognosis. Baseline SRH predicted favorable long-term vision in AMD with good VA. © 2018 Sakamoto et al.
Source Title: Clinical Ophthalmology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/152586
ISSN: 11775467
DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S160961
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