Resolution of macular edema in radiation retinopathy after intravenous diuresis

Fang Sarah Ko, Jeong Hyeon Sohn, Diana V. Do

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Abstract

Purpose: To report resolution of bilateral macular edema secondary to radiation retinopathy after intravenous diuresis. Methods: Observational case report, consisting of clinical examination, fluorescein angiography, and optical coherence tomography. Results: A 38-year-old woman developed radiation retinopathy and severe macular edema secondary to whole brain radiation therapy for metastatic breast cancer. After diuresis with intravenous furosemide for pleural effusion, the bilateral macular edema resolved. Conclusion: In select patients, systemic diuresis may aid in resolving macular edema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-177
Number of pages4
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Diuretics
  • Fluid overload
  • Macular edema
  • Radiation retinopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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