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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 632-633

Case report of a secondary macular hole closure after intravitreal bevacizumab therapy in a patient with retinal pigment epithelial detachment


Department of Ophthalmology, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Marcus Werner Storch
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Street, 40, D-37075 Göttingen
Germany
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_818_16

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We describe a case of macular hole (MH) closure after intravitreal bevacizumab therapy for an underlying pigment epithelial detachment (PED) due to exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The 73-year-old Caucasian female presented with reduced visual acuity (20/80) of the left eye and metamorphopsia for approximately 6 months. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography revealed a subfoveal PED due to AMD with an associated MH. To treat the exudative component of the pathology, we started intravitreal bevacizumab therapy, consecutively leading to reduction of the height of PED and allowing closure of the MH. Detachment recurred during further follow-up, but the MH remained closed. MHs and exudative AMD are common diseases, which rarely occur simultaneously. To the best of our knowledge (search via PubMed for “MH,” “PED,” “age-related macular degeneration”), no other case with the persistent closure of an MH associated with PED during intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy and despite recurrent PED has been published to date.


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