What is it about?
Retinal vein occlusion is a common retinal vascular disease that can lead to poor visual outcomes. In 2011, ranibizumab treatment was approved in Europe. This approval was based on data from phase 3 randomized clinical trials that may not perfectly reflect effectiveness in the real-world setting. To better understand real-world practices with ranibizumab and its effectiveness and safety, BOREAL-RVO, a post-authorization study, was conducted in France between December 2013 and April 2015.
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Why is it important?
For the first time in France, BOREAL-RVO bridges the knowledge gap between phase III trials and real-world practices for ranibizumab treatment : a rapid visual acuity improvement at month 3 was observed in a wider patient population, mirroring clinical trials. After month 3, because of under-treatment and despite regular follow-up, the outcomes were not maximized. Importantly, no new safety findings were identified in this 24-month study.
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This page is a summary of: Real-world outcomes of ranibizumab treatment in French patients with visual impairment due to Macular Edema secondary to Retinal Vein Occlusion: 24-month results from the BOREAL-RVO study., Ophthalmic Research, March 2023, Karger Publishers,
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