Intravitreal bevacizumab for myopic choroidal neovascularization.
ABSTRACT To evaluate the effect of intravitreal bevacizumab on visual acuity in patients with myopic choroidal neovascularization.
The retrospective case series study included 13 patients with myopic choroidal neovascularization who received three intravitreal injections of 1.5 mg of bevacizumab.
At 1, 3, and 6 months after the first injection, mean visual acuity improved significantly from 0.63 +/- 0.41 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution units (LogMAR) to 0.39 +/- 0.22 (P< .001), 0.47 +/- 0.49 (P= .002), and 0.52 +/- 0.49 LogMAR (P = 0.009), respectively. The increase in visual acuity was correlated with a significant decrease in central retinal thickness (P = .003) as measured by optical coherence tomography. Mean intraocular pressure did not change significantly (P> .05) during follow-up.
Intravitreal injections of bevacizumab may be a therapeutic option for exudative myopic macular degeneration.