Is bevacizumab (Avastin) standard for choroidal melanoma-related ERD?

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Is bevacizumab (Avastin) standard for choroidal melanoma-related exudative retinal detachment (ERD) following plaque radiation?

Thanks,

Julieanne

I believe Avastin for OM is still considered an "off-label" use (which is why my insurance wouldn't pay for it).   I've heard good things about it from some people, but it had zero effect for me, so we stopped after 4 injections.

My retina was already detached before plaque, so I don't know if or how ERD might be different.  Sounds like a question for a retina doc.

 

--Tom

Keep Rowing!

I think so too.  I know that Lucentis is also used and I believe is much less expensive.

Check out this link for Lucentis. They assists patients with the cost of treatment.

http://www.genentech-access.com/lucentis/hcp?cid=gas_we_F001055_P000453&...

Good luck

Anne Marie

Great!  Thanks, Tom & Anne!