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Intrasilicone bevacizumab injection for iris neovascularization after vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
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PMID:  22986803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of intrasilicone injection of bevacizumab for the treatment of iris neovascularization after vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
METHODS: Bevacizumab 1.25 mg/0.05 ml was injected into silicone oil in 15 eyes of 11 patients with iris neovascularization which had developed 2.5-6 months after vitrectomy and silicone oil tamponade. The main outcome measures were regression of iris neovascularization, intraocular pressure elevation, and visual acuity.
RESULTS: In all eyes, iris neovascularization regressed and postinjection intraocular pressure was controlled within 7 days postinjection. Visual acuity improved in 12 eyes. In 4 patients, iris neovascularization recurred within 10 weeks after the injection and they were successfully treated with a second intrasilicone bevacizumab injection of the same dose.
CONCLUSION: Intrasilicone injection of bevacizumab is safe and effective in the treatment of patients with iris neovascularization after vitrectomy for advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Further studies on greater numbers of patients and more advanced neovascularization are recommended.
Abdelrahman G Salman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-09-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic research     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1423-0259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Res.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-21     Completed Date:  2013-05-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267442     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Res     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Angiogenesis Inhibitors / administration & dosage*
Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized / administration & dosage*
Diabetic Retinopathy / surgery
Injections, Intraocular
Intraocular Pressure
Iris / blood supply*
Iris Diseases / drug therapy*,  etiology
Middle Aged
Neovascularization, Pathologic / drug therapy*,  etiology
Prospective Studies
Silicone Oils / administration & dosage*
Visual Acuity
Vitrectomy / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Angiogenesis Inhibitors; 0/Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized; 0/Silicone Oils; 2S9ZZM9Q9V/bevacizumab

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