CASE REPORT: A 28 year-old male attended our Emergency Department with a traumatic choroidal rupture and macular haemorrhage. After pneumatic displacement of the haemorrhage with C(3)F(8) and tissue plasminogen activator, the haemorrhage was reabsorbed and visual acuity (VA) improved. Three months later the patient presented with decreased VA and a juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) that was treated with intravitreal bevacizumab. One year after a single bevacizumab injection the CNV remained inactive, with a final VA of 0.5. DISCUSSION: Intravitreal bevacizumab injection is a new and effective treatment for traumatic CNV. In our patient, in contrast to other aetiologies, the CNV needed no more than one Avastin() injection to be inactivated, after one year of follow-up.

[Use of intravitreal bevacizumab for the treatment of choroidal neovascularization secondary to choroidal rupture]. FT Bevacizumab intravitreo en el tratamiento de la neovascularizacion subretiniana secundaria a rotura coroidea

Mario R. Romano;
2011

Abstract

CASE REPORT: A 28 year-old male attended our Emergency Department with a traumatic choroidal rupture and macular haemorrhage. After pneumatic displacement of the haemorrhage with C(3)F(8) and tissue plasminogen activator, the haemorrhage was reabsorbed and visual acuity (VA) improved. Three months later the patient presented with decreased VA and a juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) that was treated with intravitreal bevacizumab. One year after a single bevacizumab injection the CNV remained inactive, with a final VA of 0.5. DISCUSSION: Intravitreal bevacizumab injection is a new and effective treatment for traumatic CNV. In our patient, in contrast to other aetiologies, the CNV needed no more than one Avastin() injection to be inactivated, after one year of follow-up.
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