International Journal of Ophthalmology (2021-03-01)

Real-world outcomes of two-year Conbercept therapy for diabetic macular edema

  • Yong Cheng,
  • Li Yuan,
  • Ming-Wei Zhao,
  • Tong Qian

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 14, no. 3
pp. 416 – 422


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AIM: To evaluate the two-year outcomes of patients treated for diabetic macular edema (DME) with intravitreal Conbercept (IVC). METHODS: The clinical data of 30 DME patients (36 eyes) were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were treated with IVC for 3mo. Additional IVC was given at subsequent monthly visits, if needed (3+PRN). The patients were followed up for 24mo. RESULTS: The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at 24mo significantly increased (66.7±15.3 letters) in comparison with the baseline (54.4±15.4 letters, P<0.0001). The mean improvement in BCVA was 11.0±2.9 letters. At 24mo, 44.1% of the eyes surveyed gained ≥15 letters, 52.9% of the eyes gained ≥10 letters, and 70.6% of the eyes gained ≥5 letters. No vision loss was noted in 96.8% of the eyes, and 5.9% of the eyes lost ≥5 letters, but ≤10 letters. The central retinal thickness (CRT) at 24mo was significantly reduced (277.1±122.9 μm) in comparison with the baseline (510.9±186.1 μm, P<0.0001). At 24mo, 43.3% of the patients had a CRT ≤250 μm. The mean number of injections over 24mo was 10.6±2.0. No severe eye or systemic adverse events related to either the drug or injection were noted. CONCLUSION: IVC is safe and effective for the treatment of DME.