Purpose: To describe the clinical, angiographic, and optical coherence tomography findings of a patient with subretinal neovascularization (SRN) in idiopathic juxtafoveolar retinal telangiectasis (IJRT) treated with intravitreal bevacizumab injection. Methods: In the setting of a tertiary referral center, a patient with bilateral acquired IJRT, complicated with juxtafoveal SRN in one eye, was treated with a single intravitreal injection of 1.5 mg of bevacizumab and then prospectively followed for 24 weeks. Results: Vision improved from 20/40-1 to 20/20-2 by 24 weeks of follow-up. Fluorescein angiography demonstrated the absence of leakage from a previously active SRN. Optical coherence tomography revealed gradual neovascular lesion contraction and the resolution of subretinal fluid over the 24-week follow-up period. No obvious adverse events were noted. Conclusions: In the short-term, intravitreal bevacizumab treatment resulted in partial restoration of the macular architecture and vision improvement by means of neovascular lesion regression and the resolution of associated serohemorrhagic complications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sensory Systems
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience