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Devices Expand Their Role in Retinal Disease

Executive Summary

Four years following FDA approval, Lucentis remains the standard of care for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and has been widely adopted for off-label treatment of other retinal diseases. Companies are pursuing new drugs that may have more favorable dosing profiles, device-based technologies that may reduce the dosing frequency of Lucentis, and implantable drug delivery vehicles designed to deliver drugs to the back of the eye that may be applicable to a broad range of retinal therapies.

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