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  1. john
    john August 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm | | Reply

    Unfortunately Avastin a very similar VEGF inhibitor that has been studied for the same condition and is a fraction of the cost when compounded. And it has been used in studies and off label for this condition for some time. Remeber Newer isnt always better.

    1. Judi
      Judi August 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm | | Reply

      But sometimes newer is better. My friend’s husband has age-related wet macular edema, not diabetes macular edema, and first was tried on Avastin. This did nothing, but he has had seven injections of Lucentis and they have worked very well for him. More choices are better because what works for one doesn’t always work for someone else. I have had four laser treatments on my eyes, and let me tell you, I’m glad to live in the days when those were available as opposed to when the only choice was blindness.

  2. Brennen Larocca
    Brennen Larocca August 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm | | Reply

    I think this is a real great article.Really thank you! Awesome.

  3. Stephen in Cleveland
    Stephen in Cleveland August 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm | | Reply

    Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for the amazing article! It seems like we really might not be that far off from developing a treatment for diabetes. I have been fascinated by the recent developments in diabetes clinical research. Apparently, there are even some medical researchers who have been studying fruit flies. What they are discovering could change the way that we are attempting to treat diabetes!

  4. Y
    Y November 24, 2014 at 7:34 am | | Reply

    My story is similar to yours. I have led – and still lead – a very active lifestyle whilst being a Type 1 Diabetic since the age of 18. I am now 41. I am an engineer, a dog owner, a husband and a father. I have travelled a lot and have lived and worked in several countries.

    I was unfortunately diagnosed with Non Prolific Diabetic Retinopathy on my right eye a year ago. A year later – despite tightened control leading to a HA1C of 5.3 to 6 in the following year, macular edema developed on my eye.

    The good news are that following three LUCENTIS injections, spaced one month apart, my visual acuity, which was at 0.5 at time of diagnosis, went back to almost full. These are very encouraging news.

    I hope you will never need any of the injections – ever. But should it come to it, let me tell you that (1) it is not painful, though I admit I was scared; and (2) they work!

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