Anti-VEGF Therapy

Anti-VEGF Therapy


Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a protein produced by cells in your body. VEGF produces new blood vessels when your body needs them.

Sometimes cells can produce too much VEGF. When this happens, abnormal blood vessels can grow in your eye. These abnormal blood vessels damage your eye and harm your vision. This can lead to low vision or blindness.

Anti-VEGF medicine blocks VEGF, slowing the growth of blood vessels in the eye. This slows or stops damage from the abnormal blood vessels and slows down vision loss. Sometimes it can even improve vision.

Ophthalmologists use anti-VEGF medicines to treat the following eye problems:

  • Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Swelling of the retina, called macular edema
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vein occlusion

One of the most popular anti-VEGF drugs. Avastin: Avastin is an antibody to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a protein responsible for angiogenesis (new blood vessel growth). Because of Avastin's ability to bind to VEGF, the VEGF molecule is then unable to bind to its receptor and hence angiogenesis does not occur.

Avastin is approved as an anti-tumor medication for use in specific cancer types. Although Avastin is not approved by the FDA for ocular use, it has proved to be highly efficacious for use in cases of retinal or choroidal neovascularization and macular edema. It has been in routine use for eye disease "off label" since 2005.


Visit us at Insight Eye Clinic and experience unrivalled professional service from the moment you step in. We offer the best anti-VEGF therapy in Mumbai and assure our clients the highest quality eye care.