Anti-VGF therapy was a major advancement that laid foundations of improved treatments for many illnesses. VEGF plays a major role in the development of diabetic retinopathy and the wet form of age-related macular degeneration. It is therefore important in the treatment of these diseases.
Diabetic retinopathy is a chronic condition of the eye caused as a complication of diabetes. It leads to damage of the retina, which is a light sensitive tissue at the back of the eyes. In severe cases you may lose your sight. It occurs in more than half of the people who develop diabetes.