The Use of Intravitreal Ranibizumab Application in the Treatment of Post-inflammatory Neovascular Membranes – a Case Report

Authors: V. Matušková;  D. Vysloužilová
Authors‘ workplace: Oční klinika FN Brno Bohunice, přednostka prof. MUDr. Eva Vlková, CSc.
Published in: Čes. a slov. Oftal., 66, 2010, No. 2, p. 89-91
Category: Case Report


The aim of this case report is to represent our experience with intravitreal application of ranibizumab in a patient with post-inflammatory neovascular membrane. Patient, a 46 years old male, complained about 3 months lasting metamorphopsia in the left eye. The classic post-inflammatory neovascular membrane was diagnosed by means of fluorescein angiography. The initial BCVA of the left eye was 4/6 (or 0.67). Two intravitreal injections of 0.5 mg ranibizumab each were applied. After two applications, the BCVA was 4/4 (or 1.0), there was no biomicroscopically detectable edema, and the OCT revealed reestablished foveolar depression. This condition remains stable even after 10 months after beginning of the treatment. The anti-VEGF treatment represents another possibility of the treatment of post-inflammatory neovascular membranes.

Key words:
post-inflammatory neovascular membrane, anti-VEGF treatment, ranibizumab, intravitreal application.


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