PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY WITH VERTEPORFIN PLUS INTRAVITREAL BEVACIZUMAB FOR CIRCUMSCRIBED CHOROIDAL HEMANGIOMA: 4 YEARS OF FOLLOW-UP

Andres F. Lasave, Martin A. Serrano, J. Fernando Arevalo

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report the anatomical and functional response of combined photodynamic therapy and intravitreal injection of bevacizumab in a patient with symptomatic circumscribed choroidal hemangioma. METHODS: The patient received a single-session full-fluence photodynamic therapy immediately followed by an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (1.25 mg/0.05 mL). RESULTS: One week after combined therapy, an improvement of best-corrected visual acuity from count fingers to 20/60 and a significant decrease in subretinal fluid were noted. One month later, we observed decreased leakage on fluorescein angiography in all phases of the study. Three months after treatment, the best-corrected visual acuity improved to 20/25 and spectral domain optical coherence tomography scans showed return to normal foveal architecture with no subretinal fluid and completely flat tumor. These findings were maintained during 4 years of follow-up. CONCLUSION: Combination therapy was associated with a rapid and persistent resolution of subretinal fluid, improvement of best-corrected visual acuity, and visual stability at 4 years of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-115
Number of pages6
JournalRetinal cases & brief reports
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

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  • Ophthalmology

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