Ranivisiois licensed in adults totreat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and four other ophthalmology indications: visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (branch RVO or central RVO), visual impairment resulting from diabetic macular oedema (DME), proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), and choroidal neovascularisation (CNV).
Around 67 million people in
AMD is caused by excessive growth of blood vessels in the retina that leads to visual impairment and can even cause blindness. Ranibizumab inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is responsible for the excessive formation of these blood vessels in the retina5.
In the COLUMBUS-AMD study, a randomized, double-masked, parallel group, multi-centre phase III study6, ranibizumab was shown to be highly similar to its reference medicine in terms of clinical efficacy and ocular and systemic safety in the treatment of AMD and its other ophthalmology indications.
Ranivisio is a registered trademark of
Bioeq is a Swiss biopharmaceutical joint venture between the
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