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Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia

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

Abstract

RODRIGUES, Bárbara Emilly Matos et al. Retrospective study to assess the impact of ranibizumab 0.5mg in the visual acuity of patients with macular diseases in a real life context. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2019, vol.78, n.1, pp.7-10. ISSN 0034-7280.  https://doi.org/10.5935/0034-7280.20190002.

Objective:

The primary objective of the study is to evaluate, in a population in the state of Bahia, Brazil, the impact of ranibizumab in best-corrected visual acuity of patients with macular disease and macular edema.

Methods:

This study did a retrospective and observational assessment visual acuity of the group of patients followed at the Professor Edgard Santos University Hospital and Oftalmodiagnose Eye Hospital in 2011 and 2012 in a real life context.

Results:

The impact on sample patientes post-treatment demonstrated favorable outcome with an increase in visual acuity of 32%, which means improvement of more than one line in the snellem chart.

Conclusion:

Improvement in visual acuity of this group was observed from baseline to the end of follow up in a real-life context.

Keywords : Macular degeneration/therapy; Retinal neovascularization; Visual acuity; Monoclonal antibodies/therapeutic use.

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