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Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia

Print version ISSN 0034-7280On-line version ISSN 1982-8551

Abstract

ABRAHAO, Mayara Martins et al. Therapeutical evaluation of bevacizumab application in relapsed pterygium. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2017, vol.76, n.5, pp.232-235. ISSN 0034-7280.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0034-7280.20170048.

Objective:

Therapeutic evaluation of Bevacizumab application in relapsed pterygium concerning visual acuity, keratometry, refraction, symptomatology.

Methods:

Group 1 (4 patients) received 0.1 ml of Bevacizumab (avastin), being evaluated posteriorly on the tenth and thirtieth days after the application, seeking to compare with the exam previously made, being it realized with the other two groups, in which Group 2 (4 patients) received 0.2 ml of Bevacizumab and the Group 3 (3 patients) received 1 ml of the placebo injection.

Results:

In this study, eleven eyes of eleven patients were evaluated. Among these patients, 7 were women (63.6%) and 4 men (36.4%). There was a variation in the cylindrical diopter after the treatment with a dose of 0.1 ml of bevaciumab during the evaluation on the thirtieth day. Whereas the cylindrical shaft had a significantly larger modification after the application of 0.2 ml. Regarding the spherical diopter variation, there were modifications in the 3 groups. The keratometry varied in the 3 groups, mostly after the thirtieth day of evaluation. In relation to symptomatology, it was observed a reduction in the subjective evaluation of the eye burning sensation, the prurience mentioned by the patient and a reduction of the hyperemia biomicroscopy evaluation.

Conclusion:

In bevacizumab application in the recurrent pterygium treatment, there is modification of the spherical and cylindrical parameters of refraction, besides the changes in keratometry and the reduction of the symptomatology.

Keywords : Pterygium/drug therapy; Bevacizumab/therapeutic use; Visual acuity; Refraction.

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