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Fast Resolution of Recurrent Pronounced Macular Edema following Intravitreal Injection of Dexamethasone 0.7 mg.
Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2011 May; 2(2):246-50.CR

Abstract

PURPOSE

To report the fast resolution of recurrent pronounced macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) within 72 h following intravitreal injection of dexamethasone 0.7 mg (Ozurdex®).

METHODS

An interventional case report with optical coherence tomography scans and fluorescein angiographic pictures.

RESULTS

A 69-year-old Caucasian man underwent intravitreal injection of dexamethasone 0.7 mg due to incomplete CRVO. He had previously undergone 6 intravitreal injections of bevacizumab 1.25 mg (Avastin®) and a C-grid laser photocoagulation over an interval of 16 months. After repeated recurrences of macular edema, the injection of dexamethasone reduced the macular edema from 570 μm preoperatively to 246 μm postoperatively within 72 h following the injection. Best-corrected visual acuity improved from 0.1 to 0.6 within the same interval.

CONCLUSION

Dexamethasone can lead to a very fast reduction of macular edema in patients with vision loss due to CRVO and may facilitate an immediate visual rehabilitation. Retinal anatomy and visual acuity may be restored even in long-standing, recurrent cases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Herzog Carl-Theodor Eye Clinic, Munich, Germany.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21941500

Citation

Meyer, Linda M., and Carl-Ludwig Schönfeld. "Fast Resolution of Recurrent Pronounced Macular Edema Following Intravitreal Injection of Dexamethasone 0.7 Mg." Case Reports in Ophthalmology, vol. 2, no. 2, 2011, pp. 246-50.
Meyer LM, Schönfeld CL. Fast Resolution of Recurrent Pronounced Macular Edema following Intravitreal Injection of Dexamethasone 0.7 mg. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2011;2(2):246-50.
Meyer, L. M., & Schönfeld, C. L. (2011). Fast Resolution of Recurrent Pronounced Macular Edema following Intravitreal Injection of Dexamethasone 0.7 mg. Case Reports in Ophthalmology, 2(2), 246-50. https://doi.org/10.1159/000330665
Meyer LM, Schönfeld CL. Fast Resolution of Recurrent Pronounced Macular Edema Following Intravitreal Injection of Dexamethasone 0.7 Mg. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2011;2(2):246-50. PubMed PMID: 21941500.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fast Resolution of Recurrent Pronounced Macular Edema following Intravitreal Injection of Dexamethasone 0.7 mg. AU - Meyer,Linda M, AU - Schönfeld,Carl-Ludwig, Y1 - 2011/08/02/ PY - 2011/9/24/entrez PY - 2011/9/24/pubmed PY - 2011/9/24/medline KW - Central retinal vein occlusion KW - Dexamethasone 0.7 mg KW - Ozurdex® KW - Recurrent macular edema SP - 246 EP - 50 JF - Case reports in ophthalmology JO - Case Rep Ophthalmol VL - 2 IS - 2 N2 - PURPOSE: To report the fast resolution of recurrent pronounced macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) within 72 h following intravitreal injection of dexamethasone 0.7 mg (Ozurdex®). METHODS: An interventional case report with optical coherence tomography scans and fluorescein angiographic pictures. RESULTS: A 69-year-old Caucasian man underwent intravitreal injection of dexamethasone 0.7 mg due to incomplete CRVO. He had previously undergone 6 intravitreal injections of bevacizumab 1.25 mg (Avastin®) and a C-grid laser photocoagulation over an interval of 16 months. After repeated recurrences of macular edema, the injection of dexamethasone reduced the macular edema from 570 μm preoperatively to 246 μm postoperatively within 72 h following the injection. Best-corrected visual acuity improved from 0.1 to 0.6 within the same interval. CONCLUSION: Dexamethasone can lead to a very fast reduction of macular edema in patients with vision loss due to CRVO and may facilitate an immediate visual rehabilitation. Retinal anatomy and visual acuity may be restored even in long-standing, recurrent cases. SN - 1663-2699 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21941500/Fast_Resolution_of_Recurrent_Pronounced_Macular_Edema_following_Intravitreal_Injection_of_Dexamethasone_0_7_mg_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000330665 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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