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Combined intravitreal bevacizumab and trabeculectomy with mitomycin C versus trabeculectomy with mitomycin C alone for neovascular glaucoma.
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PMID:  20440215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) before mitomycin C trabeculectomy (MMCT) for neovascular glaucoma (NVG).
METHODS: The study is a retrospective, comparative, consecutive case series. The study group consisted of 57 eyes from 50 patients with NVG who underwent a first MMCT: 33 eyes were treated with MMCT alone between June 1, 2005 and May 17, 2007 (Control Group); and, 24 eyes were treated with a combination of IVB and MMCT after May 18, 2007 (IVB Group). Surgical complications, intraocular pressure (IOP), and the probability of success were compared between the 2 groups. Surgical failure was defined as IOP ≥22 mm Hg for 2 consecutive follow-up visits, a deterioration of visual acuity to no light perception, or additional glaucoma surgeries.
RESULTS: There were no significant differences in preoperative data between the groups. Hyphema associated with MMCT occurred significantly less often in the IVB Group (P=0.006). IOPs at 7 and 10 days after MMCT were significantly lower in the IVB Group (P=0.01 and 0.02, respectively). However, Kaplan-Meier survival-curve analysis showed the probability of success 120, 240, and 360 days after MMCT of 87.5%, 79.2%, and 65.2% in the IVB Group, and 75.0%, 71.9%, and 65.3% in the Control Group. No significant difference in survival times was found between the groups (P=0.76).
CONCLUSIONS: IVB before MMCT reduced hyphema associated with MMCT for NVG. IVB provided further IOP reduction immediately after MMCT, but did not significantly improve surgical outcomes over longer periods.
Yuji Takihara; Masaru Inatani; Takahiro Kawaji; Mikiko Fukushima; Keiichiro Iwao; Minako Iwao; Hidenobu Tanihara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of glaucoma     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1536-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Glaucoma     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-03     Completed Date:  2011-05-27     Revised Date:  2013-05-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300903     Medline TA:  J Glaucoma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Alkylating Agents / administration & dosage*
Angiogenesis Inhibitors / administration & dosage*
Antibodies, Monoclonal / administration & dosage*
Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
Combined Modality Therapy
Glaucoma, Neovascular / drug therapy,  surgery,  therapy*
Intraocular Pressure
Intravitreal Injections
Middle Aged
Mitomycin / administration & dosage*
Retrospective Studies
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / antagonists & inhibitors
Visual Acuity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Alkylating Agents; 0/Angiogenesis Inhibitors; 0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized; 0/VEGFA protein, human; 0/Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A; 2S9ZZM9Q9V/bevacizumab; 50-07-7/Mitomycin

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