This May Sound Good, But These New Blood Vessels Are Weak.
Anti-veg drugs are injected into the vitreous gel to block a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF, which can stimulate abnormal blood vessels to grow and leak fluid. It's caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye retina. This condition is called proliferative retinopathy. You have pain in one of your eyes. This may sound good, but these new blood vessels are weak. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. Diagnosis of retinopathy is generally made by an eye specialist called an ophthalmologist. Mayo Clinic does not.... [Read more…]