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Minerva Oftalmologica 2013 March;55(1):21-4

language: Italian

Choroidal neovascular membrane complicating traumatic choroidal rupture managed by intravitreal ranibizumab (lucentis) injection

Petrarchini F. 1, Borri M. 1, Frezzotti P. 2, Alegente M. 2, Esposti G. 3

1 Scuola di Specializzazione in Oftalmologia, Università di Siena, Siena, Italia;
2 Uoc Oftalmologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Senese, Siena, Italia;
3 Facoltà di Medicina, Università di Siena, Siena, Italia


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The authors report a case of post-traumatic subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane. The patient arrived at our attention after two months with a poor vision. We performed an optical coherence tomography, that showed a retinal irregular profile with an increase of foveal thickness and neuroepithelium detachment. The fluoroangiography showed a perilesional macular hemorrage. At that point it was possible to hypothesize a subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane, so it was decided to treat the patient with a unique intravitreal injection of ranimizumab. The visual acuity improved and after a follow-up of two years it remained very good.

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