OCT increasingly popular for anti-VEGF monitoring

August 22, 2007

Fluorescein angiography (FA) remains a valuable tool for monitoring anti-VEGF drugs after intravitreal injections, however, optical coherence tomography (OCT) is becoming and increasingly popular method.

Fluorescein angiography (FA) remains a valuable tool for monitoring anti-VEGF drugs after intravitreal injections, however, optical coherence tomography (OCT) is becoming and increasingly popular method, according to a study published in the April issue of the French Journal of Ophthalmology.

Salomon Cohen and co-workers from the Centre Ophtalmologique d'Imagerie et de Laser, Paris, France conducted several meetings with specialists from both the hospital setting and private practice to discuss current practice in anti-VEGF monitoring and how to standardize practices.

The doctors placed increasing importance on OCT but they also acknowledged the value of FA when initiating treatment and for the three months following anti-VEGF therapy. They also advise using FA when functional results are not at the level expected by either doctor or patient.