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Intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide as treatment of macular edema in central retinal vein occlusion

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Purpose. To report the clinical outcome of a patient receiving an intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide as treatment of bilateral, long-standing, cystoid macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion.

Methods. A 70-years-old patient suffering from bilateral central retinal vein occlusion for 2 years and 1.5 years, respectively, received transconjunctivally an intravitreal injection of 25 mg of crystalline triamcinolone acetonide in each eye, with 10 weeks between injections.

Results. During the follow-up period of 4 months (OD) and 6 weeks (OS), respectively, visual acuity increased from 0.05 to 0.25 in his right eye and from 0.125 to 0.25 in his left eye. Fluorescein angiography showed a decrease of fluorescein leakage in the macular area.

Conclusions. Intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide may be a therapeutic option for long-standing cystoid macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion.

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Jonas, J.B., Kreissig, I. & Degenring, R.F. Intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide as treatment of macular edema in central retinal vein occlusion. Graefe’s Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 240, 782–783 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00417-002-0529-0

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