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Avastin
Jan 14, 2012
The authors report a cluster of 14 consecutive cases of sterile endophthalmitis occurred after intravitreal injection of Avastin (bevacizumab) obtained from a single batch that occured in Japan circa 2009. Intravitreous Avastin (IVB) can cause complications, including traumatic cataract, retinal detachment, and endophthalmitis, with the...

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Uveitis
Jan 14, 2012
Anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is associated with increased risk of endophthalmitis, uveitis, and vitreous hemorrhage, according to a recent study. Since 2005, the advent and widespread use of anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs for the...

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Avastin
Jan 7, 2012
Health Canada is warning the public and doctors about cases of blindness in the U.S. that have been linked to off-label use of the drug Avastin. Three clusters of cases of serious complications including blindness have been reported in the United States after the drug was used to treat macular degeneration, the department said in a statement in...

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Uveitis
Feb 27, 2011
Intravitreal injections with anti-VEGF agents such as Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab) have been increasingly used for the treatment of retinal disorders over the past years. Although both drugs are often repeatedly injected in patients with choroidal neovascularizations, serious adverse events are rare. Here, is presented a case...

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Punctate inner choroidopathy
Aug 24, 2010
The clinical characteristics of a large series of patients with punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) is presented in a new research report. The term punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) was first used by Watzke et al in 1984 to describe findings in a group of 10 patients with multifocal, well-circumscribed, usually small choroidal lesions. These...

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Avastin
Jun 27, 2010
Intravitreal injection of Avastin (bevacizumab) is associated with a low but significant risk of acute intraocular inflammation and may result in significant visual loss, according to a new study. Acute intraocular inflammation is a well recognized and potentially severe complication of intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab). In previous reports...

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punctate inner choroidopathy
Apr 20, 2010
Lucentis is effective in the treatment of punctate inner choroidopathy, according to a recently published case report. Punctate inner choroidopathy is a rare, idiopathic posterior uveitis that usually develops in young, myopic females. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and subretinal fibrosis are common complications in patients with punctate...

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Avastin
Mar 30, 2010
A series of 5 cases of severe intraocular inflammation that developed after an intravitreal injection of Avastin (bevacizumab) is reported. Avastin (bevacizumab) is approved for intravenous administration for the treatment of metastatic colon cancer. In ophthalmology, Avastin has been used widely as an off-label treatment for ocular disorders...

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Intravitreal injection
Mar 26, 2010
Intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, IVB) was as effective as intravitreal steroid (triamcinolone acetonide, IVT) at improving vision in patients with refractory uveitic cystoid macular edema (CME). Cystoid macular edema (CME) is the most common cause of significant vision loss in patients with uveitis. Medical treatment of CME includes...

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Uveitis
Nov 18, 2009
Avastin (bevacizumab) is effective in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and cystoid macular edema (CME) secondary to inflammatory eye disease, according to a new research study. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and cystoid macular edema (CME) are well-recognized complications of inflammatory eye disease and important causes...

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