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What medication is in the shot that is given in your eye for macular degeneration?

There are two medicines available on the market for injection into the eye. For the wet type of macular degeneration: Avastin and Lucentis. Both of them consist of a medicine that is an antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor, so they slow down or stop the growth of bad blood vessels growing in the eye.

Answered by: Abdhish Bhavsar, MDDr. Abdhish Bhavsar

Categories: Eye Diseases, Eye Conditions

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Answered: Nov 23, 2010

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