Intravitreal antiviral injections as adjunctive therapy in the management of immunocompetent patients with necrotizing herpetic retinopathy

Kevin K.M. Luu, Ingrid U. Scott, Nauman A. Chaudhry, Alan Verm, Janet L. Davis

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report the use of intravitreal antiviral injections as adjunctive therapy in the management of three immunocompetent patients with necrotizing herpetic retinopathy. METHOD: Case series.RESULTS: Three patients with necrotizing herpetic retinopathy received intravitreal antiviral injections for treatment of progressive retinitis, despite standard intravenous acyclovir therapy. The retinitis resolved and visual acuity improved after a minimum of 6 months of follow-up in each case. CONCLUSION: Intravitreal antiviral injections may be a safe and efficacious adjunctive therapy in the management of patients with necrotizing herpetic retinopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-813
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume129
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

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  • Ophthalmology

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