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Anti-VEGF therapy in myopic choroidal neovascularization: long-term results.


Research Area: Uncategorized Year: 2014
Type of Publication: Article
Authors:
  • J, Pinheiro Costa
  • Carvalho, Beatriz
  • Falcao, Manuel
  • Brandão, Elisabete
  • Reis, Fernando
  • Carneiro, Angela
  • da Costa, Paulo Freitas
Journal: Ophthalmologica
Number: 232 Pages: :57-63
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Abstract:
PURPOSE: To evaluate the medium- and long-term efficacy of anti-VEGF agents in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization secondary to pathologic myopia (mCNV). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with mCNV who had been treated with intravitreous anti-VEGF for at least 2 years. The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) were compared before and after the treatment. The number of injections per year was also assessed. RESULTS: The results were analysed at 2 years for 67 eyes, at 3 years for 52 eyes, at 4 years for 28 eyes and at 5 years for 13 eyes. The mean change from baseline BCVA was significant at 2 years (+8.6 letters; p

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