Funding for this research was provided by:
Bayer HealthCare SAS, France
Received: 7 October 2020
Accepted: 2 February 2021
First Online: 17 February 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Bayer France received a positive statement from the CCTIRS (Comité Consultatif sur le Traitement de l’Information en Matière de Recherche dans le Domaine de la Santé: Advisory Committee on Information Processing in Material Research in the Field of Health) on 26 November 2014 and an authorization from the CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés: National Commission on Computer Technology and Freedom) on 24 December 2015 concerning the TITAN study. These gave Bayer the possibility to collect, analyse and use anonymised data of patients included in this study. All patients provided written informed consent to participate.
: Not applicable.
: SR: Consulting fees from Allergan, Bayer and Novartis; LK: Financial support from Novartis, Allergan, Bayer, Thea and Alcon; consulting fees from Alcon, Alimera, Allergan, Bayer, Roche and Novartis; research funding from Alcon, Alimera, Allergan, Bayer, Horus, Novartis and Thea Pharmaceuticals; AGA: Consulting fees from Alimera, Allergan, Bayer and Novartis; ID: Employee of Bayer HealthCare SAS; ES: Consulting fees and financial support from Allergan, Bayer, Novartis, Roche and Thea Pharmaceuticals.