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Predictive factors for functional improvement following intravitreal bevacizumab injections after central retinal vein occlusion

  • Dan Călugăru
  • Mihai Călugăru
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

We want to address several challenges that have arisen from the study by Januschowski et al. [1], which can be specifically summarized below.

Some relevant data are missing from the study (Table 1).
Table 1

Missing data from the article by Januschowski et al. [1]

Variables

 Anatomical types of macular edema (cystic changes within neurosensory retina/subretinal fluid/mixed type) at presentation and at weeks 24 and 48

 Diagnostic criteria for ischemic CRVO

 Presence/absence of the relative afferent pupillary defects

 Retinal capillary dropouts (no or small and very limited/≥ 10 disc areas of nonperfusion)

 Cotton wool spots (rare/> 5)

 Clearly predefined retreatment criteria for reinjections

 Percentage of eyes considered “dry” on OCT as per criterion of CRT ≤ 250 μm for the Stratus OCT [2] and ≤ 315.2 μm for the Spectralis OCT [3] at weeks 24 and 48

 Proportion of the eyes with nonischemic occlusions converted to ischemic forms during the follow-up period

 Incidence of...

Keywords

Bevacizumab Optical Coherence Tomography Diabetic Retinopathy Macular Edema Retinal Vein Occlusion 
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Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Disclosure

All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE form for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. No financial disclosures. Both authors (D.C. and M.C.) were involved in design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review or approval of the manuscript.

The authors have full control of the primary data and they agree to allow Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology to review their data if requested.

Conflict of interest

All authors certify that they have no affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest (such as honoraria; educational grants; participation in speakers’ bureaus; membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest; and expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements), or non-financial interest (such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs) in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Medicine Cluj-Napoca/RomaniaCluj-NapocaRomania

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