Macular hole after intravitreal bevacizumab injection for choroidal neovascularisation

Hasan Ali Tufan, Baran Gencer, Selcuk Kara
Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association 2014, 97 (2): 178-80

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report a patient who developed a full-thickness macular hole following intravitreal bevacizumab injection.

METHODS: A 78-year-old patient diagnosed with choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) was treated with intravitreal bevacizumab injection.

RESULTS: On the first follow-up visit, a decrease in visual acuity was seen and a small full-thickness macular hole with complete resolution of subretinal fluid was observed in optical coherence tomography (OCT). A second intravitreal injection of bevacizumab was performed. At the subsequent visit, a serious loss of visual acuity and limited regression in choroidal neovascularisation was seen. The OCT showed a larger full-thickness macular hole.

CONCLUSIONS: This case demonstrates that intravitreal bevacizumab injection might be responsible for the development of a macular hole. Clinicians should be cautious that a macular hole may be a complication of intravitreal bevacizumab injection.


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