Serial bevacizumab injections and laser photocoagulation for macular edema associated with a retinal artery macroaneurysm

Ella H. Leung, Ashvini K. Reddy, Anil S. Vedula, Harry W. Flynn

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Abstract

An 84-year-old female with a history of hypertension and dyslipidemia was referred for a retinal artery macroaneurysm with exudation that had extended into the macula. She underwent a total of six injections of bevacizumab, with some improvement in visual acuity and retinal thickness. Due to persistent macular edema, focal laser photocoagulation was performed around the macroaneurysm. The vision remained at 20/30 during 20 months of follow up. Although anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy may improve vision and decrease retinal thickness in retinal artery macroaneurysm, recalcitrant cases may be treated with laser photocoagulation to seal the leaking vessel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-609
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 4 2015

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Keywords

  • Bevacizumab
  • Laser
  • Retinal artery macroaneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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