J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2012 Sep;53(9):1352-1356. 10.3341/jkos.2012.53.9.1352.

Intravitreal Bevacizumab Injection for Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Laser Photocoagulation for Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. eyedr@dsmc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
To report a case of intravitreal bevacizumab injection for choroidal neovascularization following direct laser photocoagulation for central serous chorioretinopathy. CASE SUMMARY: A 44-year-old male patient with an 8-month history of metamorphopsia in his left eye visited our clinic and was diagnosed with central serous chorioretinopathy after performing refraction, fundus examination, fluorescein angiography (FAG) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). After 1 month, laser photocoagulation of the leaking point observed on the FAG was performed. After 8 weeks following laser photocoagulation, visual acuity was reduced to 0.4, subretinal hemorrhage accompanied by choroidal neovascularization was observed on FAG and OCT, and an intravitreal bevacizumab injection was administered. After 4 weeks following the injection, macular edema and subretinal hemorrhage decreased, visual acuity increased to 1.0 and was maintained properly. However, after 2 years, the central serous chorioretinopathy recurred and after 3 months, healed spontaneously.
CONCLUSIONS
Intravitreal bevacizumab injection is a safe and effective treatment for secondary choroidal neovascularization occurring after direct laser photocoagulation for central serous chorioretinopathy. In addition, a single treatment can maintain the patient's status with no recurrence of choroidal neovascularization over a long-term period.

Keyword

Bevacizumab; Central serous chorioretinopathy; Choroidal neovascularization
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