Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 234--235

Change in macular thickness in a case of refractory diabetic macular edema with dexamethasone intravitreal implant in comparison to intravitreal bevacizumab: A case report


Ashish Sharma, Rangasamy J Madhusudhan, Vidhya Nadahalli, Shreekant A Damgude, Selva K Sundaramoorthy 
 Department of Vitreoretina, Lotus Eye Care Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Ashish Sharma
Lotus Eye Care Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641 014
India

We report on the significant improvement of central macular thickness in a case of clinically significant macular edema after dexamethasone 0.7 mg sustained-release intravitreal implant (Ozurdex®; Allergan, Inc, Irvine, CA, USA). Patient presented to us with persistent clinically significant macular edema (CSME) in both eyes. Right eye received dexamethasone implant and left eye received two intravitreal bevacizumab injections 1.25 mg/0.05 mL (Avastin®; Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA, USA) with an interval of four weeks. After six weeks of follow-up, dexamethasone implant in the right eye showed normal macular thickness whereas persistent macular edema (ME) was found even after second intravitreal bevacizumab injection in the left eye.


How to cite this article:
Sharma A, Madhusudhan RJ, Nadahalli V, Damgude SA, Sundaramoorthy SK. Change in macular thickness in a case of refractory diabetic macular edema with dexamethasone intravitreal implant in comparison to intravitreal bevacizumab: A case report.Indian J Ophthalmol 2012;60:234-235


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Sharma A, Madhusudhan RJ, Nadahalli V, Damgude SA, Sundaramoorthy SK. Change in macular thickness in a case of refractory diabetic macular edema with dexamethasone intravitreal implant in comparison to intravitreal bevacizumab: A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jan 24 ];60:234-235
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