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Outcome Predictors of SD-OCT-Driven Intravitreal Ranibizumab in Choroidal Neovascularization due to Myopia

Authors
  • Guichard, Maria-Magdalena
  • Peters, Géraldine
  • Tuerksever, Cengiz
  • Pruente, Christian
  • Hatz, Katja
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmologica
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Aug 06, 2019
Volume
243
Issue
2
Pages
154–162
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000501040
PMID: 31387095
Source
Karger
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Abstract

Purpose: To analyze the efficacy and outcome predictors of SD-OCT (spectral-domain optical coherence tomography)-driven ranibizumab treatment in patients with choroidal neovascularization due to myopia (mCNV). Methods: This prospective investigator-initiated study includes 20 patients with treatment-naïve mCNV. Evaluation included best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), morphological SD-OCT parameters, and treatment frequency. Results: From baseline to month 12, BCVA improved from 58.5 ± 16.9 to 66.1 ± 14.9 letters. Central retinal thickness (CRT) significantly decreased, and qualitative SD-OCT parameters improved. Better baseline visual acuity (VA), lower spherical equivalent, better inner/outer segment line and external limiting membrane integrity showed a significant positive effect on BCVA outcome. Less fluctuation in CRT (worst minus best CRT) indicated better BCVA at 12 months. No serious adverse events occurred. Conclusions: SD-OCT-guided intravitreal ranibizumab treatment in mCNV was efficient and safe. We determined useful predictive factors in regard to VA outcome after 12 months.

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