Contribution to the Discovery of Anti VEGF Medication

The Macula Foundation supported research in the late 1990’s leading to the discovery of drugs to be injected into the eye for treatment of  “wet” macular degeneration. The investigator at that time was Dr. David Guyer who discovered MACUGEN, which was the first approved drug for this purpose.

The scientific advisor of this company was Dr. Lawrence Yannuzzi who joined Dr. Mort Goldberg to visit the FDA to get approval for intraocular injections to administer the drug.