What is Anti-VEGF treatment?

Anti-VEGF treatments are a group of medicines which reduce new blood vessel growth or oedema (swelling). They can be used to treat a number of eye conditions which cause new blood vessel growth or swelling under the macula area of your retina.

Currently anti-VEGF treatment is used for:

  • 'wet' Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic maculopathy
  • Macular oedema caused by retinal vein occlusion.

We have produced a factsheet on Anti-VEGF treatments

For more information and advice about VEGF, the treatments available and other eye conditions please contact our Helpline on:

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