Intravitreal Antiangiogenic Therapy of Uveitic Macular Edema: A Review

Igor Kozak, Samir S. Shoughy, Donald U. Stone

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Abstract

Uveitic (or inflammatory) macular edema (UME) is one of the most common cause of visual impairment in patients with uveitis and the most frequent structural complication of uveitis. The use of antiangiogenic agents in the management of macular edema due to inflammation is a fairly new approach. It is not entirely clear if these agents should be used as an adjunct to anti-inflammatory therapy or if they can be used as stand-alone agents in edema due to infections where immunosuppressive therapy could be detrimental to the resolution of infection. This treatment paradigm is largely borrowed from large randomized trials in other retinovascular diseases. Similar prospective studies are needed to clarify the role of antiangiogenic therapy in UME.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2017

Keywords

  • aflibercept
  • antiangiogenic agents
  • bevacizumab
  • macular edema
  • ranibizumab
  • uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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