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Myopic choroidal neovascularisation – Use the patient’s motivation

Authors
  • Feltgen, Nicolas
Type
Published Article
Journal
Kompass Ophthalmologie
Publisher
S. Karger GmbH
Publication Date
Sep 29, 2020
Volume
6
Issue
Suppl 1
Pages
17–18
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000511332
Source
Karger
Keywords
License
Green
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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the 9-year outcome of ranibizumab monotherapy for myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV). Methods: This was a retrospective, nonrandomized, multicentric study to evaluate the long-term outcomes of mCNV treated with ranibizumab monotherapy for at least 9 years according to a strict pro re nata regimen. Results: Seventeen eyes of 17 patients (12 women, mean age 57.9 ± 7.7 years) were included. The mean follow-up period was 112.4 ± 3.9 months (range 108–120). The mean difference in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) from baseline to the last follow-up was +1.2 ± 15.6 ETDRS letters (p = 0.004, between initial vs. 12 and 24 months). The mean total number of intravitreal injections for each patient was 1.24 ± 1.70 per year (range 2–25). No systemic adverse reactions related to the drug treatment were detected during the 9-year follow-up period. Conclusions: Long-term ranibizumab monotherapy treatment induces unchanged or better BCVA compared to baseline after a 9-year treatment in almost all eyes.

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