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A case of sterile endophthalmitis after repeated intravitreal bevacizumab injection.

Authors
  • Yenerel, N Melda1
  • Dinc, Umut A
  • Gorgun, Ebru
  • 1 Ophthalmology Department, Yeditepe University Eye Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. [email protected] , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics : the official journal of the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2008
Volume
24
Issue
3
Pages
362–363
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1089/jop.2007.0126
PMID: 18476807
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe a case of sterile endophthalmitis after repeated intravitreal bevacizumab injections for the treatment of choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks. This study was done as a case report. A 57-year-old man who received a third injection of intravitreal bevacizumab for the treatment of choroidal neovascularization owing to angioid streaks developed sterile endophthalmitis. The patient's condition improved after hourly topical steroid and antibiotic drops without a sequele. The intravitreal injection of bevacizumab has the potential for the development of sterile endophthalmitis. The patients should be warned against this possible adverse reaction, especially after repeated injections.

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