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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 245-248

Idiopathic peripapillary subretinal neovascular membrane in a young woman with recurrence of the lesion during pregnancy after treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab

1 Division of Vitreoretinal, Dhahran Eye Specialist Hospital, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
2 Depatment of Ophthalmology, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Al Ahsa, National Guard Health Affairs, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Al Habash
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Dammam, P.O. Box 31010, Khobar 31952, Dammam
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.150639

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We report a 27-year-old woman who was diagnosed with idiopathic peripapillary subretinal neovascular membrane (PSRNVM) in her left eye with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/160. She had been treated by three monthly doses of intravitreal bevacizumab (1.25 mg/0.05 ml) at 4-week intervals, which showed a favorable response. The treatment led to regression of the choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) with complete resorption of subretinal fluid and improvement of BCVA to 20/25. Subsequently, recurrence of the CNVM was observed during pregnancy (28 months after treatment). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of recurrence of idiopathic PSRNVM during pregnancy.

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