Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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ISSN: 2155-9570

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Asaad A Ghanem

Asaad A Ghanem
Ophthalmology center, Faculty of medicine,

  • Research Article
    Trabeculectomy with or without Intraoperative Sub-conjunctival Injection of Bevacizumab in Treating Refractory Glaucoma
    Author(s): Asaad A GhanemAsaad A Ghanem

    Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of intraoperative sub-conjunctival injection of bevacizumab as an adjunct regiem to trabeculectomy for the treatment of refractory glaucoma.   Design: Prospective randomized clinical trial.   Patients and Methods: Fifty-five consecutive eyes scheduled for trabeculectomy were randomly included. In the study group (n= 30), bevacizumab (0.05 ml, 1.25 mg) was injected in the sub-conjunctiva adjacent to the bleb using a 30-gauge needle and tuberculin syringe immediately after the surgery. In the control group (n= 25) surgery was completed without bevacizumab injection. Surgical success was defined as a complete success if the intraocular pressure (IOP) was 21 mm Hg or less with an IOP reduction of greater than or equal to 20% without anti-glaucoma medications. Success rate.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000131

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