Progression to macula-off tractional retinal detachment after a contralateral intraoperative intravitreal bevacizumab injection for proliferative diabetic retinopathy

Leonid Zlotcavitch, Harry W. Flynn, Robert L. Avery, Aleksandra Rachitskaya

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Abstract

We report a patient with progression to a macula-off tractional retinal detachment in a fellow eye after a contralateral intraoperative intravitreal bevacizumab injection. A 32-year-old diabetic man noted decreased vision in his left eye 1 week following 25 gauge pars plana vitrectomy, gas tamponade, and intraoperative injection of bevacizumab in his right eye. Left eye visual acuity decreased from 20/80 to 20/200, and macula-off tractional retinal detachment was seen on clinical exam and imaging. Progression of tractional retinal detachment associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy in a fellow eye after a contralateral intraoperative intravitreal bevacizumab injection may occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 6 2015

Keywords

  • Anti-VEGF therapy
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Fellow eye
  • Tractional retinal detachment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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