To describe a case in which a 9-year-old boy who sustained a traumatic choroidal rupture
, and later developed choroidal neovascularization
(CNV), was successfully treated with intravitreal bevacizumab
Comprehensive ophthalmic evaluation, including fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, and B-scan ultrasonography, was done to follow the patient’s course and response to treatment over a 2-month period.
Preinjection visual acuity was 20/200. Fluorescein angiography showed significant leakage, and optical coherence tomography revealed macular edema. One month after injection, visual acuity was 20/20, with resolution of leakage and edema by fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography, respectively.
There was dramatic improvement in visual acuity from a single intravitreal
injection of bevacizumab
. This case shows promise for future applications of bevacizumab
as treatment of CNV arising from a traumatic choroidal rupture