Purpose. To report a case of retinopathy secondary to malignant hypertension showing a macular star, which responded favorably to a single intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (IVB). Methods. A 46-year-old man with malignant hypertension showing incomplete macular star in his right eye with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/32 underwent IVB. Results. Subsequent examinations revealed a progressive resolution of the macular star with functional recovery over the follow-up. In particular, at the 9-month examination BCVA was 20/20, fundus biomicroscopy disclosed resolution of the macular star, and the retinal sensitivity improved remarkably. Conclusions. Intravitreal injection of bevacizumab can be a useful approach to treat the exudative manifestations of malignant hypertension.

Intravitreal bevacizumab in a patient with a macular star in malignant hypertension

Parodi MB;BANDELLO , FRANCESCO
2011

Abstract

Purpose. To report a case of retinopathy secondary to malignant hypertension showing a macular star, which responded favorably to a single intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (IVB). Methods. A 46-year-old man with malignant hypertension showing incomplete macular star in his right eye with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/32 underwent IVB. Results. Subsequent examinations revealed a progressive resolution of the macular star with functional recovery over the follow-up. In particular, at the 9-month examination BCVA was 20/20, fundus biomicroscopy disclosed resolution of the macular star, and the retinal sensitivity improved remarkably. Conclusions. Intravitreal injection of bevacizumab can be a useful approach to treat the exudative manifestations of malignant hypertension.
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