Needle bleb revision of encapsulated filtering bleb with bevacizumab

Malik Y. Kahook, Joel S. Schuman, Robert J. Noecker

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    Abstract

    The utility of needle bleb revision with bevacizumab in a patient with a failing bleb following trabeculectomy is explored. The patient had previously failed needle bleb revision with mitomycin C. After needling and injection of 1 mg of bevacizumab, the bleb was noted to be more diffuse with a decrease in surface neovascularization. Bevacizumab may be an effective medication for rescuing failing filtering blebs that exhibit neovascularization.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)147-150
    Number of pages4
    JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
    Volume37
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Ophthalmology

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