Purpose. - To describe the results obtained with intravitreal ranibizumab injections in a patient with adult onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy (AOFVD) complicated by Type 3 choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Methods. - A 78-year old man diagnosed with AOFVD presented at our department for decreased vision in his left eye (LE) (20/80). Upon a complete ophthalmologic examination, including fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, the patient was diagnosed with Type 3 CNV. Three monthly injections of ranibizumab 0.05 ml/0.5 mg were administered intravitreally without complications. Results. - After the first injection, visual acuity of the LE improved (20/64) and regression of the Type 3 CNV was observed by fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography and OCT. Six months after the final ranibizumab injection, a more-or-less complete resolution of the exudative retinal changes was observed. Conclusions. - Type 3 CNV may be associated with AOFVD. Intravitreal ranibizumab may represent a possible therapeutic option in this unusual context. (C) 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Purpose. - To describe the results obtained with intravitreal ranibizumab injections in a patient with adult onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy (AOFVD) complicated by Type 3 choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Methods. - A 78-year old man diagnosed with AOFVD presented at our department for decreased vision in his left eye (LE) (20/80). Upon a complete ophthalmologic examination, including fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, the patient was diagnosed with Type 3 CNV. Three monthly injections of ranibizumab 0.05 ml/0.5 mg were administered intravitreally without complications. Results. - After the first injection, visual acuity of the LE improved (20/64) and regression of the Type 3 CNV was observed by fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography and OCT. Six months after the final ranibizumab injection, a more-or-less complete resolution of the exudative retinal changes was observed. Conclusions. - Type 3 CNV may be associated with AOFVD. Intravitreal ranibizumab may represent a possible therapeutic option in this unusual context. (C) 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Intravitreal ranibizumab for type 3 choroidal neovascularization complicating adult onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy

QUERQUES , GIUSEPPE;BANDELLO , FRANCESCO;
2013

Abstract

Purpose. - To describe the results obtained with intravitreal ranibizumab injections in a patient with adult onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy (AOFVD) complicated by Type 3 choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Methods. - A 78-year old man diagnosed with AOFVD presented at our department for decreased vision in his left eye (LE) (20/80). Upon a complete ophthalmologic examination, including fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, the patient was diagnosed with Type 3 CNV. Three monthly injections of ranibizumab 0.05 ml/0.5 mg were administered intravitreally without complications. Results. - After the first injection, visual acuity of the LE improved (20/64) and regression of the Type 3 CNV was observed by fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography and OCT. Six months after the final ranibizumab injection, a more-or-less complete resolution of the exudative retinal changes was observed. Conclusions. - Type 3 CNV may be associated with AOFVD. Intravitreal ranibizumab may represent a possible therapeutic option in this unusual context. (C) 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Purpose. - To describe the results obtained with intravitreal ranibizumab injections in a patient with adult onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy (AOFVD) complicated by Type 3 choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Methods. - A 78-year old man diagnosed with AOFVD presented at our department for decreased vision in his left eye (LE) (20/80). Upon a complete ophthalmologic examination, including fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, the patient was diagnosed with Type 3 CNV. Three monthly injections of ranibizumab 0.05 ml/0.5 mg were administered intravitreally without complications. Results. - After the first injection, visual acuity of the LE improved (20/64) and regression of the Type 3 CNV was observed by fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography and OCT. Six months after the final ranibizumab injection, a more-or-less complete resolution of the exudative retinal changes was observed. Conclusions. - Type 3 CNV may be associated with AOFVD. Intravitreal ranibizumab may represent a possible therapeutic option in this unusual context. (C) 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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