Treatment of Cystoid Macular Edema Related to Retinitis Pigmentosa with Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide: Case Report

  • Juliana M. F. Sallum
  • Michel E. Farah
  • Vinicius S. Saraiva
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 533)

Abstract

Cystoid macular edema is an important cause of central visual loss in patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (Weleber et al., 2001). A few treatment modalities have been described, including the use of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and grid laser photocoagulation (Fetkenhour et al., 1977).

Although intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide has been successfully employed to treat macular edema related to several diseases, no previous reports have described its use in retinitis pigmentosa complicated by cystoid macular edema.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliana M. F. Sallum
  • Michel E. Farah
  • Vinicius S. Saraiva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyFederal University of São Paulo

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