Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
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


Nasra Al-Gharbi1, Omar Al Abdulsalam2, Ahmed Al Habash3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Al-Gharbi N, Al Abdulsalam O, Al Habash A. Idiopathic peripapillary subretinal neovascular membrane in a young woman with recurrence of the lesion during pregnancy after treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2015;22:245-248


How to cite this URL:
Al-Gharbi N, Al Abdulsalam O, Al Habash A. Idiopathic peripapillary subretinal neovascular membrane in a young woman with recurrence of the lesion during pregnancy after treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Nov 29 ];22:245-248
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