Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

Muataz Tareq M Ali

Department of Ophthalmology, Ibn-alhythem Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

  • Research Article   
    The Effect of Intravitreal Ranibizumab Injection on Systemic Blood Pressure: A Prospective Study
    Author(s): Muataz Tareq M Ali and Zaid Rajab Hussein*

    Introduction: Hypertension is a common disease, which may be induced or precipitated by antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy with many studies reporting this complication of this therapy. Methods: This is a prospective study to evaluate blood pressure changes in normotensive, controlled and uncontrolled hypertensive patients on regular medical treatment after a 0.05 ml (0.5 mg) intravitreal Ranibizumab injection. It was held in Ibn-alhaitham eye teaching hospital in Baghdad between May 2019 and December 2019. It included patients with variable retinal diseases receiving either unilateral or bilateral intravitreal Ranibizumab injections, their blood pressure was measured before the treatment as a baseline, and then 2 hours, 1 month, and at 3 months from the first injection(s). These were allocated to three groups; Gro.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9570.20.11.830

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