Blocking VEGF may be beneficial in diabetic macular edema

March 1, 2003

Orlando-The involvement of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), also known as vascular permeability factor, in vascular permeability is a relatively newly recognized role. Blocking the up-regulation of VEGF seems to be a promising avenue of research in the prevention and treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME).