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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 360-362

Long term result of intravitreal bevacizumab in a patient newly transformed to proliferative macular telangiectasia type 2

1 Beyoglu Eye Research and Training Hospital, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Istanbul Medeniyet University, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Goztepe, Istanbul, Turkey

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Abdullah Ozkaya
Beyoglu Eye Research and Training Hospital, Beyoglu, Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.120005

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The clinical and imaging findings and therapeutic outcomes of intravitreal bevacizumab injection in a patient with macular telangiectasia type 2 are described. The patient first presented with the non-proliferative stage of the disease for 4 months, then the disease transformed to the proliferative stage. In the proliferative period, the patient was treated with intravitreal bevacizumab injections as-clinically warranted. Over a follow up period lasting 26 months, the patient received 6 intravitreal bevacizumab injections, the visual acuity improved from 20/100 to 20/40, the central retinal thickness decreased from 318 microns to 198 microns. This case implies that the patients with non-proliferative macular telangiectasia type 2 should be followed carefully for proliferative transformation, and intravitreal bevacizumab treatment seems to be effective for proliferative macular telangiectasia type 2.

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