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Subspecialties Retina, Health Economics and Policy, Basic & Translational Research

From Eye to Infant

Mothers are typically advised to breastfeed their newborns, but for those who live with medical conditions, managing the symptoms of their illnesses while nursing can present challenges. Research led by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, indicates that the anti-VEGF drugs ranibizumab and aflibercept are able to enter the breast milk of breastfeeding mothers, potentially raising concerns about possible adverse events in the developing infant (1). Notably, according to the labels on both drugs, it is unknown if the molecules are excreted in human breast milk.

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Maryam Mahdi

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