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Combined phacoemulcification and intravitreal bevacizumab injection in age related macular degeneration patients

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First Author: H.Bardak TURKEY

Co Author(s):    Y. Bardak              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate efficacy and safety of intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (IVB) at the time of cataract surgery on the short term postoperative progression of Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).

Setting:

Career Eye Hospital Isparta Turkey

Methods:

Patients (M/F:8/10, mean age: 68.3±4,6) had phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation and 1.25 mg IVB at the end of surgery. Efficacy and safety measures included best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intra ocular pressure (IOP), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and ocular examination at postoperative 1 day, 1 week and 1 month follow-up visits.

Results:

Between the preoperative and postoperative controls, there was a significant increase in BCVA. Also, There were no significant differences in central macular thickness and IOP.

Conclusions:

Combined phacoemulsification with IVB was safe and effective, in short term, for ARMD patients.

Financial Disclosure:

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