Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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PRIETO-CALVO, E. et al. Intravitreal ranibizumab for choroidal neovascularisation associated with adult-onset vitelliform dystrophy. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.5, pp.149-152. ISSN 0365-6691.
Case report: A 70-year-old male patient diagnosed with bilateral adult-onset vitelliform dystrophy presented with a sudden decrease of vision in his left eye associated with the appearance of an occult type of neovascular membrane. It was treated with intravitreal ranibizumab due to juxtafoveal location of the membrane. Two injections were needed to induce total regression of the lesion. Discussion: Intravitreal ranibizumab may be effective to induce morphological and functional improvement in cases of choroidal neovascularization secondary to adult-onset vitelliform foveomacular dystrophy. Further case series are required to confirm this observation.
Palavras-chave : Adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy; Choroidal neovascularization; Intravitreal injection; Ranibizumab; Macular dystrophy.