Intravitreal Bevacizumab (Avastin) Injection for Neovascular Glaucoma

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Abstract

Neovascular glaucoma is a secondary glaucoma with grave prognosis which follows ischemic retinal disorders in the majority of cases. Mediators that induce new vessel formation such as the vascular endothelial growth factor-A seem to play a key role in the pathophysiology of this condition. Herein, we report 2 cases with neovascular glaucoma secondary to ischemic central retinal vein occlusion who received treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) a nonselective antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor-A. Both patients demonstrated dramatic short-term response in terms of intraocular pressure reduction and regression of neovascularization.

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