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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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Uveitis
Feb 26, 2011
The rate of endophthalmitis following intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF agents was very low during a recent study, a speaker said at the Macula 2011 meeting. In a 6-year retrospective case series, Streptococcus isolates presented three to four times more frequently after intravitreal injection than after intraocular surgery, Harry W. Flynn...

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Intravitreal injection
Nov 15, 2010
Streptococcus is isolated much more frequently from endophthalmitis cultures after intravitreal injection (IVI) of antivascular endothelial growth-factor (anti-VEGF) agents than after ocular surgery, results of a meta-analysis show. The new research was presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2010 Annual Meeting. Ophthalmologists...

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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
Oct 26, 2009
Noninfectious endophthalmitis after anti-VEGF therapy may represent a maturing immune response to repeated doses, according to a speaker at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. While infectious endophthalmitis remains a pressing concern after anti-VEGF therapy because of its potentially sight-threatening sequelae, noninfectious...

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Intravitreal injection
Jun 24, 2009
A new study reporting on the largest series of presumed endophthalmitis cases following intravitreal anti-VEGF injection published to date finds an incidence of 0.049%, and that 20% of cases have a very poor visual outcome. Endophthalmitis is the most dreaded complication of intravitreal injection. Several studies have reported on the incidence...

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Intravitreal injection
Jun 23, 2009
A small retrospective series of patients with limited follow-up undergoing simultaneous bilateral intravitreal injections of a variety of medications for an assortment of ocular conditions reports that the procedure was well tolerated by all patients, and that given a choice none of the patients requested alternating unilateral injections after...

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Intravitreal injection
May 21, 2009
Intravitreal injections have become a routine practice in ophthalmology, with more than 10,000 injections performed per month, according to a speaker at the meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology. The procedure has been simplified and is now mostly performed in an ambulatory setting under topical anesthesia. The protocols for...

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Intravitreal injection
May 21, 2009
Contamination of intravitreal injection needles is more common than post-injection endophthalmitis, according to a study. The study included 200 needle cultures from 178 injections and 22 controls. Patients received intravitreal injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) or Lucentis (ranibizumab) for age-related macular degeneration. Pre-injection...

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