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French health regulator reviews use of Avastin to treat AMD

College Statement The RCOphth notes with interest the move by the French health regulator, French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM), in asking Roche to provide information on the safety and efficiency of the off-label use of bevacizumab (Avastin) to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Ranibizumab (Lucentis), which is licensed as

NICE announce positive final guidance for Eylea® for the treatment of macular oedema secondary to CRVO

College Statement In response to NICE announcing their positive final guidance for Eylea® for the treatment of macular oedema secondary to CRVO The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) from NICE recommending Eylea® (aflibercept) as a treatment option for visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO).

Response to NICE announcing their positive draft guidance for Eylea® for the treatment of macular oedema secondary to CRVO

College Statement The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) from NICE recommending Eylea® (aflibercept) as a treatment option for visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). We hope that this decision will help the clinical commissioning groups to support the rapid implementation of the final

Positive draft final guidance from NICE for Eylea® for the treatment on wet AMD

College Statement The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the NICE draft final guidance which announces that Eylea® (aflibercept) should be recommended for the treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD). Eylea® is a soluble vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor fusion protein which binds to all forms of VEGF and placental growth factor

Response to SMC Decision to accept Eylea for wet AMD

Statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the SMC decision to recommend Aflibercept (Eylea®) as a treatment for neovascular AMD. Aflibercept is a soluble vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor fusion protein which binds to all forms of VEGF and inhibits its actions. This drug has been shown in