IIRC, someone asked what happened to the drugs that inhibited the blood supply in solid tumor experiments in rats a decade ago. I believe these drugs are it, and they inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor.
posted on 06/30/2006 8:56:47 PM PDT
My almost 86 y/o, legally blind, Mom has been having this treatment for about 12 months. Initially she was hesitant because she was in a test group but she has gone from not being able to see any reading material to being able to read large print books. Prior to this intervention she was only able to read the great big E at the top of the eye chart, now she is reading three rows down. The change in her and her life has been remarkable.
posted on 06/30/2006 9:13:03 PM PDT
(Good fences make good neighbors--R. Frost)
To: El Gato; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Robert A. Cook, PE; lepton; LadyDoc; jb6; tiamat; PGalt; Dianna; ...
posted on 06/30/2006 10:18:39 PM PDT
(May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
Will get this off to my dad ASAP. He's afflicted with the dread disease. Tends to have to leave his fun Caddy Escalade parked nowadays unless his step-daughter drives him in it.
posted on 06/30/2006 10:21:56 PM PDT
(PRAY AND WORK WHILE THERE'S DAY! Many very dark nights are looming. Thankfully, God is still God!)
"But wherever price is not an issue, like in Medicare patients and Medicaid patients, Lucentis will be used," Rosenfeld said.
That says a lot about why health care costs are going up so fast in this country.
I had an elderly friend with macular degeneration. He loved to read. For a while he was able to use special magnifying devices but eventually even these couldn't help him.
Avastin injection brought back 80-85% of my left eye's vision. A miracle drug IMO.
posted on 07/01/2006 7:58:24 AM PDT
(It is what it is.)
If there are good drugs out there that will cure or help; they should be available and affordable to the public.
posted on 07/13/2008 12:16:22 PM PDT
(Give me back my conservative vote.)
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