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Intravitreal anti-VEGF injection for the treatment of progressive juxtapapillary retinal capillary hemangioma: a case report and mini review of the literature

Authors Chelala E, Dirani A, Fadlallah A

Received 19 August 2013

Accepted for publication 10 September 2013

Published 31 October 2013 Volume 2013:7 Pages 2143—2146

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S53243

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Elias Chelala, Ali Dirani, Ali Fadlallah

Saint-Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon

Abstract: We report a case of a patient known to have a von Hippel–Lindau disease with documented progressive juxtapapillary retinal capillary hemangioma (JRCH) with well-preserved visual acuity (VA) and visual field (VF). The patient received a single injection of intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR). Six months after IVR injection, the JRCH showed reduced vascularization, fibrosis, and mild shrinkage, and VA and VF remained unchanged. IVR therapy might therefore be considered as an alternative treatment for progressive JRCH, especially in patients with well-preserved VA and VF.

Keywords: juxtapapillary retinal capillary hemangioma, intravitreal anti-VEGF injection, von Hippel–Lindau disease

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