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Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Treated with Ozurdex: A Case Report and Review of Literature.
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PMID:  22853700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Purpose: To describe the retinal changes occurring after Ozurdex(®) (Ozurdex, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA) injection and peripheral laser treatment in a case of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Case Report: A 51-year-old Caucasian man with massive retinal edema (926 μm) and hand motion visual acuity due to severe CRVO was treated early with Ozurdex intravitreal injection. Detailed monthly follow-up examinations showed complete resorption of the edema (253 μm) after 2 months and a 20/32 visual outcome after 3 months. The patient subsequently developed peripheral retinal ischemia accompanied by recurrence of small retinal cystoid spaces (295 μm); therefore, he underwent an associated laser treatment on the involved peripheral retina, which led to a recovery in retinal thickness (280 μm). His visual acuity remained stable at 20/32. Conclusions: Early Ozurdex injection in association with late laser photocoagulation was effective in the resorption of CRVO macular edema and in restoring reasonably good visual acuity.
Francesco Semeraro; Andrea Russo; Paola Danzi; Ciro Costagliola
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-1
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Title:  Journal of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics : the official journal of the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-7732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ocul Pharmacol Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9511091     Medline TA:  J Ocul Pharmacol Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Eye Clinic, University of Brescia , Brescia, Italy .
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