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Beals-Hecht syndrome and choroidal neovascularization.
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PMID:  20714360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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PURPOSE: To describe a case of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in a female diagnosed with Beals-Hecht syndrome.
METHODS: A retrospective, interventional case is described in a 26-year-old female complaining of metamorphopsia and visual loss in her left eye (counting fingers). The fluorescein angiogram and the optical coherence tomography supported the diagnosis of CNV. Intravitreal ranibizumab was administered.
RESULTS: After the third intravitreal ranibizumab, her visual acuity improved to 0.8 and the morphology of the macular area was restored.
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge this is the first report of CNV in Beals-Hecht syndrome treated with ranibizumab. Self-monitoring by periodically performing Amsler grid test is strongly recommended in these patients in order to achieve an early diagnosis of eventual CNV and avoid visual acuity loss.
Authors:
Roberto Gallego-Pinazo; Ruth López-Lizcano; José María Millán; J Fernando Arevalo; J Luis Mullor; Manuel Díaz-Llopis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.)     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1177-5483     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-17     Completed Date:  2011-02-22     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101321512     Medline TA:  Clin Ophthalmol     Country:  New Zealand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  845-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital La Fe, Av Campanar, 21 46009,Valencia, Spain. robertogallego@comv.es
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