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Avastin® and Vision Conditions

Proudly Serving San Diego, Chula Vista, El Centro & Nearby Areas of California

Avastin is a prescription medication that is often effective in the treatment of retinal vision conditions.

The ophthalmologists at California Retina Associates are dedicated to the early diagnosis and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases. If you live in the greater San Diego, Chula Vista or El Centro areas, please call us at 619-425-7755 or 760-352-7755 to schedule your eye exam with one of our accomplished eye doctors.

What is Avastin?

Avastin is the trade name for bevacizumab, a drug that inhibits the development of new blood vessels. Avastin is most widely used in the treatment of a number of cancers including colorectal, kidney and lung cancers.

Avastin has also proven successful in treating a number of eye diseases that damage the retina and contribute to progressive vision loss. In many retinal diseases, the abnormal growth of blood vessels causes fluid to leak into the layers of the retinas.

Avastin can effectively prevent further vision loss in some eye diseases by slowing the growth of new blood vessels that can lead to retina damage. Your knowledgeable San Diego ophthalmologist at California Retina Associates will thoroughly assess your condition and medical history before recommending Avastin or any other medication; your eye doctor will also review any risks and potential side-effects with you in detail.

Avastin and Vision Condition Treatment

When it comes to vision conditions, Avastin is commonly used in the treatment of:

The drug bevacizumab has also shown promise in the treatment of diabetic macular edema and neovascular glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist will help you determine if Avastin is the best option for your unique needs.

To schedule your vision exam with one of our experienced eye doctors and retina experts, please contact California Retina Associates today. We welcome patients from the greater San Diego, Chula Vista and El Centro areas.

California Retina Associates


Chula Vista Office
835 Third Avenue, Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-425-7755

El Centro Office
1452 South La Brucherie, Suite A
El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-7755