Document Type : Letter to Editor
1 Student Research Committee, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
2 Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
We have read a recent article about intravitreal pharmacotherapy for the treatment of macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) with great interest. You have mentioned that few studies have evaluated the efficacy of pegaptanib in ocular diseases; thus, discussing this the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug is necessary.
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