Rapid improvement of radiation-induced neovascular glaucoma and exudative retinal detachment after a single intravitreal ranibizumab injection

Authors


  • We disclose following competing interests: Prof Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth is a member of the Advisory Board of Genentech and Novartis. None of the other authors has competing interests.

Abstract

Neovascular glaucoma is a serious complication arising from irradiation of uveal melanoma. Treatment options include panretinal photocoagulation, peripheral retina cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy with verteporfin, triamcinolone injections and surgical removal of the dying tumour mass. Nevertheless, enucleation of the affected eye often is inevitable. The authors describe a case report of a radiation-induced neovascular glaucoma and exudative retinal detachment caused by malignant melanoma of the uvea that was treated with intravitreal ranibizumab.

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