First Author: C.Efterpi GREECE
Co Author(s): K. Moschonas K. Tsakiris 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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To display the efficacy of intravitreal injections treatment in 6 patients suffering of Cystoid Macular Edema following cataract operation (Irvine-Gass syndrome).
Hellenic Red Cross General Hospital, Ophthalmology Department
Six eyes, of six patients that underwent cataract operation with posterior chamber intra-ocular lens implantation, presented with Cystoid Macular Edema. The edema was detected by fundoscopy and by Optical Coherence Tomography. Three of the patients received intravitreal ranibizumab (0.5mg) and three received intravitreal triamcinolone(1cc).
The patients were evaluated in regular visits, where visual acuity was tested, fundoscopy was performed and OCT examination was done in order to measure retinal thickness and monitor disease progression. In all six patients the visual acuity was improved, and retinal thickness and macular cystoid oedema receded as well.
Intravitreal therapy with both ranibizumab (0.5mg) and triamcinolone(1cc) was successful in controlling Irvine- Gass syndrome both in terms of BCVA and retinal thickness.