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Using Avastin instead of Lucentis will not be a problem. However, as a US based retina specialist I can tell you that do have Lucentis here too.
is there any adverse effect from switching from lucintas to avastin for 1 mybe 2 injections
We don't have electricity or automobiles ( we all ride oxen), but we do have Lucentis :o)
I'm told the lucintas is prohibitively expensive where inAustralia it is subsidized by the govt
That is very much correct. Avastin, in my experience, works as well as -- and sometimes better then -- lucentis in my wet ARMD patients.
The high price of lucentis is almost a crime.....
so I could "without worry" get the avastin & then come home without any problems
do you have any idea of the cost of a double lucintas treatment & that of avastin & who I should contact in DC for the treatment
It would be good if you could bring your most recent OCT or FA results with you when you visit so the doc can get an idea of how things may or may not have changed.
have fresh OCT from last week
For an Avastin injection and exam, without OCT or angiogram, I charge about $290...I'd have to check with my staff to get an exact figure. I also give a discount for cash payers.
Great. Bring it.
we will be a cash client our health insurance doesn't cover the U.S.A
I don't know any of the retina docs in the DC area personally, but any retina specialist, and some general ophthalmologists, will be able to help you. I am in Northern Wisconsin.
ok. You won't have any difficulty.
bit out of the way for us
Ya, but it is a lot nicer up here in the National Forests then the streets of DC.....although the museums are a lot of fun
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