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Intravitreal bevacizumab in aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity.

Authors
  • Travassos, António
  • Teixeira, Susana
  • Ferreira, Pinto
  • Regadas, Isaura
  • Travassos, Ana Sofia
  • Esperancinha, Florindo Esteves
  • Prieto, Isabel
  • Pires, Grapa
  • van Velze, Robert
  • Valido, A
  • Machado, Maria do Céu
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Publisher
"SLACK, Inc."
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
38
Issue
3
Pages
233–237
Identifiers
PMID: 17552391
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The anatomic response to intravitreal bevacizumab injection in three patients with aggressive, posterior retinopathy of prematurity is described. In all cases, the worse eye was treated with a single intravitreal injection of 0.75 mg of bevacizumab as monotherapy or complementary to laser therapy. In 24 hours, all injected eyes showed regression of the tunica vasculosa lentis and iris vessel engorgement and disappearance of iris rigidity. In addition, plus disease and retinal proliferation began to regress. None of the eyes required additional treatment. Follow-up of up to 10 months

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