Anecortave acetate found to safe, effective for inhibiting CNV growthin AMD patients

Anecortave acetate (Retaane), a potent angiostatic agent, has been shownto be safe and superior to placebo in reducing loss of vision from baseline,avoiding severe vision loss, and inhibiting the growth of CNV membranesin patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reported JasonS. Slakter, MD, who spoke during the American Academy of Ophthalmology annualmeeting.