Intravitreal injection of bevacizumab and gas for diabetic premacular hemorrhage with active fibrovascular proliferation

Chih Wei Shih, Chung May Yang, Muh Shy Chen, Tsung Jen Wang

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Abstract

Background: To report the effect of intravitreal injection of bevacizumab and gas for the treatment of diabetic premacular hemorrhage with active fibrovascular proliferation. Methods: Six eyes of six consecutive patients with acute diabetic premacular hemorrhage and active fibrovascular proliferation received intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (1.25 mg in 0.05 mL) and C3F8 (0.2-0.3 mL) during the same setting. All six cases had panretinal photocoagulation prior to the procedure. After treatment, patients maintained a prone position for 3 days and were followed for an average of 8 months (range, 4-13 months). Results: All six eyes had complete reabsorption of the hemorrhage and reduction of fibrovascular proliferation. Transient vitreous opacification from breakthrough of the blood were observed in all eyes. An average of 3.8 weeks (range, 1-6 weeks) was required for the clearing of preretinal hemorrhage. Visual acuity improved in all six eyes. No recurrent bleeding or other adverse events were encountered in all cases. Conclusions: Intravitreal injection of bevacizumab and gas may be an effective method for treating acute diabetic premacular hemorrhage with active fibrovascular proliferation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1547-1551
Number of pages5
JournalGraefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume246
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Bevacizumab
  • Diabetic premacular hemorrhage
  • Intravitreal gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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