A case of sterile endophthalmitis after repeated intravitreal bevacizumab injection.

Ophthalmology Department, Yeditepe University Eye Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Impact Factor: 1.42). 07/2008; 24(3):362-3. DOI: 10.1089/jop.2007.0126
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ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to describe a case of sterile endophthalmitis after repeated intravitreal bevacizumab injections for the treatment of choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks.
This study was done as a case report.
A 57-year-old man who received a third injection of intravitreal bevacizumab for the treatment of choroidal neovascularization owing to angioid streaks developed sterile endophthalmitis. The patient's condition improved after hourly topical steroid and antibiotic drops without a sequele.
The intravitreal injection of bevacizumab has the potential for the development of sterile endophthalmitis. The patients should be warned against this possible adverse reaction, especially after repeated injections.

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