Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Non-Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization Associated with Angioid Streaks – Accepted Manuscript

Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the effects of intravitreal bevacizumab injections in the treatment of non-subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with angioid streaks.Design: Non-randomized, interventional, prospective case series.Methods: Fifteen patients (15 eyes) affected by juxtafoveal or extrafoveal CNV secondary to angioid streaks were enrolled in the study. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination, including best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) measurement on Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) chart, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and fluorescein angiography (FA). The protocol treatment included a first injection, followed by repeated injections over a 12-month follow-up period on the basis of the detection of new hemorrhage (Read more...)

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