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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 106  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 117-122

Combined intracameral and intravitreal bevacizumab injection in Neovascular Glaucoma


Department of Ophthalmology, Mansourah University, Mansoura, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Abeer Khattab
Department of Ophthalmology, Mansourah University, Mansoura
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2090-0686.127340

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Purpose The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of combined intracameral and intravitreal injection of bevacizumab followed by panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) in the treatment of neovascular glaucoma. Design This study is a prospective, interventional case series. Patients and methods This study is prospective observational case series of 23 eyes of 23 patients with different degrees of neovascular glaucoma (>22 mmHg) treated with simultaneous combined intracameral and intravitreal bevacizumab injection followed by PRP. Duration of follow-up was 3 months. The outcome measures were neovascular membrane extent, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and intraocular pressure (IOP) at the follow-up intervals. Results The degree of neovascular membrane extent decreased from a preoperative mean of 226.95 ± 97.34 to 58.96 ± 84.12 at 1 week postoperatively and 31.3 ± 51.54 at 1 month postoperatively. The preoperative mean IOP was 58.7 ± 16.2 mmHg; it decreased to 20.8 ± 9.99 mmHg at 1 week, 18.47 ± 5.6 mmHg at 1 month, 22.65 ± 8.7 mmHg at 2 months, and 25.34 ± 6.806 mmHg at 3 months postoperatively ( P remained ≤0.001 throughout the course of follow-up). In addition, BCVA showed noticeable improvement during the course of follow-up; the mean preoperative BCVA logarithm of minimal angle of resolution (BCVA logMAR) was 1.47 ± 0.511, which significantly improved to 1.29 ± 0.55, 1.16 ± 0.58, 1.15 ± 0.6, and 1.3 ± 0.56 at 1 week and 1, 2, and 3 months, postoperatively, respectively. Conclusion Combined intravitreal and intracameral injection with bevacizumab followed by PRP can be considered to be a very effective and safe IOP-lowering technique in the case of neovascular glaucoma.


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