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Progression to macula-off tractional retinal detachment after a contralateral intraoperative intravitreal bevacizumab injection for proliferative diabetic retinopathy

Authors Stewart W, Stewart L

Received 25 January 2015

Accepted for publication 27 January 2015

Published 27 February 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 409—411

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S81547

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Michael W Stewart, Michael L Stewart

Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA
 
In a recent edition of Clinical Ophthalmology, Zlotcavitch et al presented a case of progressive diabetic traction retinal detachment in the fellow eye 1 week after vitrectomy with intravitreal bevacizumab.1 This interesting observation extends previous original work by the same authors in which proliferative diabetic retinopathy was noted to regress following a bevacizumab injection into the fellow eye.2 Several points pertaining to this thought-provoking report deserve further discussion. 
 
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