To determine whether intravitreal bevacizumab could improve optical coherence tomography and visual acuity outcomes in a patient with neovascular age-related macular degeneration who was responding poorly to pegaptanib therapy, an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (1.0 mg) was given. Within 1 week, optical coherence tomography revealed resolution of the subretinal fluid, resulting in a normal-appearing macular contour. The improved macular appearance was maintained for at least 4 weeks, and visual acuity remained stable. No inflammation was observed. An intravitreal injection of bevacizumab may provide an effective, safe, and inexpensive option for patients with age-related macular degeneration who are losing vision secondary to macular neovascularization.
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