Purpose: To report on the safety and clinical use of combined subconjunctival and intracorneal bevacizumab for corneal neovascularization.
Methods: The charts of 12 consecutive patients with corneal neovascularization who received combined subconjunctival and intracorneal injections of bevacizumab (2.5 mg/0.1 mL) were reviewed. Patients received 1 to 3 injections of 2.5 mg of bevacizumab (1.25 mg/0.05 mL subconjunctival and 1.25 mg/0.05 mL intrastromal). Morphological changes were assessed clinically by 1 investigator.
Results: Combined subconjunctival and intracorneal injections of bevacizumab were effective and well-tolerated. No significant ocular or systemic adverse events were observed during 6.4 months (range, 0.25-22 months) of follow-up. All patients showed a reduction in the neovascularized area.
Conclusions: Short-term results suggest that combined subconjunctival and intracorneal injections of bevacizumab are an effective method for reducing corneal neovascularization. It may be a useful option or adjunct to other treatments in stabilizing or improving vision.