Role of Intravitreal Antivascular Endothelial Growth Factor Injections for Choroidal Neovascularization due to Choroidal Osteoma

Ahmad M. Mansour, J. Fernando Arevalo, Eman Al Kahtani, Hernando Zegarra, Emad Abboud, Rajiv Anand, Hamid Ahmadieh, Robert A. Sisk, Salman Mirza, Samuray Tuncer, Amparo Navea Tejerina, Jorge Mataix, Francisco J. Ascaso, Jose S. Pulido, Rainer Guthoff, Winfried Goebel, Young Jung Roh, Alay S. Banker, Ronald C. Gentile, Isabel Alonso MartinezRodney Morris, Neeraj Panday, Park Jung Min, Emilie Mercé, Timothy Y.Y. Lai, Vicky Massoud, Nicola G. Ghazi

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Abstract

We treated 26 eyes of 25 young patients having a mean age of 30 years with intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor for choroidal new vessel (CNV) formation overlying choroidal osteoma over a mean follow-up of 26 months. Mean number of injections was 2.4 at 6 months, 3.2 at 12 months, and 5.5 at 24 months. CNV was subfoveal in 14 eyes, juxtafoveal in 5, extrafoveal in 5, and peripapillary in 2. By paired comparison, mean decrease from baseline was 119.7 microns at 6 months (n = 15; P = 0. 001), 105.3 microns at 1 year (n = 10; P = 0. 03), and 157.6 microns at 2 years (n = 7; P = 0. 08). BCVA improved by 3.3 lines at 6 months after therapy (n = 26; P < 0. 001), 2.8 lines (n = 20; P = 0. 01) at 1 year, and 3.1 lines (n = 13; P = 0. 049) at 2 years. We conclude that intravitreal anti-VEGF injections improve vision in majority of eyes with CNV from choroidal osteoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number210458
JournalJournal of Ophthalmology
Volume2014
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Mansour, A. M., Arevalo, J. F., Al Kahtani, E., Zegarra, H., Abboud, E., Anand, R., Ahmadieh, H., Sisk, R. A., Mirza, S., Tuncer, S., Navea Tejerina, A., Mataix, J., Ascaso, F. J., Pulido, J. S., Guthoff, R., Goebel, W., Roh, Y. J., Banker, A. S., Gentile, R. C., ... Ghazi, N. G. (2014). Role of Intravitreal Antivascular Endothelial Growth Factor Injections for Choroidal Neovascularization due to Choroidal Osteoma. Journal of Ophthalmology, 2014, [210458]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/210458