EFFECT OF INTRAVITREAL BEVACIZUMAB IN COMBINATION WITH POSTERIOR SUB-TENON TRIAMCINOLONE ON DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA

  • Rubab Shafqat Al Shifa Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Kashif Habib Al Shifa Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Sara Najeeb Mohi-Ud-Din Islamic Medical College, Mirpur Pakistan
  • Muhammad Usman Sadiq Mohi-Ud-Din Islamic Medical College, Mirpur Pakistan
  • Aziz Jan Bashir Al Shifa Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Irfan Sadiq M. Islam Medical & Dental College, Gujranwala Pakistan
Keywords: Bevacizumab, Macular edema, Optical coherence tomopraphy, Triamcinolone acetonide, Visual acuity

Abstract

Objective: To compare the efficacy of Intravitreal Bevacizumab in combination with Posterior Subtenon Triamcinolone for treatment of different levels of diabetic macular edema.

Study Design: Comparative cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was done in Retina Clinic, Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi, from Jul 2017 to Dec 2017.

Methodology: Total of fifty-two patients were included in the study which were divided into two groups on the basis of foveal thickness (group 1 = Foveal Thickness <500μm, group 2 = Foveal Thickness >500μm).

Results: Both groups were treated with combination of Intra-vitreal Avastin and Posterior Subtenon Triamcinolone. The percentage decrease in foveal thickness after 6 weeks of injection in group 1 was 30.08 ± 13.035% as compared to 38.88 ± 8.883% in group 2 (p=0.006). While the improvement in BCVA in both groups after 6 weeks of injection was same (0.2 ± 0.2 in Log MAR) (p=0.521).

Conclusion: It is concluded that the use of Intravitreal Bevacizumab in combination with posterior subtenon triamcinolone for treatment of macular edema is more effective in foveal thickness >500μm as compared to thickness <500μm.

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Published
2020-06-29
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Shafqat, R., Habib, M., Najeeb, S., Sadiq, M., Bashir, A., & Sadiq, M. (2020). EFFECT OF INTRAVITREAL BEVACIZUMAB IN COMBINATION WITH POSTERIOR SUB-TENON TRIAMCINOLONE ON DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(3), 705-10. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/4607
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