Vitritis in the contralateral uninjected eye following intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin®)

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Abstract

Purpose

To report a case of contralateral vitritis following intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin®, Roche Pharma). Case summary A 54-year-old man was treated with intravitreal bevacizumab (IB) for a choroidal neovascularization secondary to anisometropic high myopia in the right eye that did not respond to photodynamic treatment. After the second injection, he showed a moderate vitritis in the fellow un-injected eye a few hours later.

Results

The patient was treated with a sub-Tenon's injection of 40 mg triamcinolone (Kenacort®, Squibb) and entirely recovered his vision. No further complications were observed.

Discussion

Although IB has a satisfactory safety profile, the possibility of unusual complications associated with the drug or the procedure itself should always be considered.

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