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Intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy for retinal macroaneurysm


Zweifel, S A; Tönz, M S; Pfenninger, L; Becker, M; Michels, S (2013). Intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy for retinal macroaneurysm. Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, 230(4):392-395.

Abstract

Background: We evaluated the effect of intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy using bevacizumab or ranibizumab for retinal macroaneurysms with macular exudation.
Methods: In a retrospective interventional case series patients with retinal macroaneurysms were treated with either 1.25 mg intravitreal bevacizumab or 0.5 mg ranibizumab as first-line therapy. Patients were imaged by fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography. Retreatment was performed in case of persistent intraretinal or subretinal fluid in optical coherence tomography.
Results: Ten patients (10 eyes) with macroaneurysm involving the macula were treated with an average of 3.0 intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections. Mean best corrected visual acuity of all patients improved by 17 letters from baseline to the last follow-up visit. In 7 out of 10 patients, the fovea was affected by a secondary edema. In cases with foveal involvement, central retinal thickness decreased from 366 µm at baseline to 266 µm at the last follow-up visit. In the course of treatment 8 out of 10 patients showed evidence of marked regression of macular exsudation.

Abstract

Background: We evaluated the effect of intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy using bevacizumab or ranibizumab for retinal macroaneurysms with macular exudation.
Methods: In a retrospective interventional case series patients with retinal macroaneurysms were treated with either 1.25 mg intravitreal bevacizumab or 0.5 mg ranibizumab as first-line therapy. Patients were imaged by fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography. Retreatment was performed in case of persistent intraretinal or subretinal fluid in optical coherence tomography.
Results: Ten patients (10 eyes) with macroaneurysm involving the macula were treated with an average of 3.0 intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections. Mean best corrected visual acuity of all patients improved by 17 letters from baseline to the last follow-up visit. In 7 out of 10 patients, the fovea was affected by a secondary edema. In cases with foveal involvement, central retinal thickness decreased from 366 µm at baseline to 266 µm at the last follow-up visit. In the course of treatment 8 out of 10 patients showed evidence of marked regression of macular exsudation.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Ophthalmology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:15 Jul 2013 10:59
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:52
Publisher:Georg Thieme Verlag
ISSN:0023-2165
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-132837

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