Purpose: To describe the retinal changes occurring after Ozurdex(®) (Ozurdex, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA) injection and peripheral laser treatment in a case of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Case Report: A 51-year-old Caucasian man with massive retinal edema (926 μm) and hand motion visual acuity due to severe CRVO was treated early with Ozurdex intravitreal injection. Detailed monthly follow-up examinations showed complete resorption of the edema (253 μm) after 2 months and a 20/32 visual outcome after 3 months. The patient subsequently developed peripheral retinal ischemia accompanied by recurrence of small retinal cystoid spaces (295 μm); therefore, he underwent an associated laser treatment on the involved peripheral retina, which led to a recovery in retinal thickness (280 μm). His visual acuity remained stable at 20/32. Conclusions: Early Ozurdex injection in association with late laser photocoagulation was effective in the resorption of CRVO macular edema and in restoring reasonably good visual acuity.

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Treated with Ozurdex: A Case Report and Review of Literature

COSTAGLIOLA, Ciro
2012

Abstract

Purpose: To describe the retinal changes occurring after Ozurdex(®) (Ozurdex, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA) injection and peripheral laser treatment in a case of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Case Report: A 51-year-old Caucasian man with massive retinal edema (926 μm) and hand motion visual acuity due to severe CRVO was treated early with Ozurdex intravitreal injection. Detailed monthly follow-up examinations showed complete resorption of the edema (253 μm) after 2 months and a 20/32 visual outcome after 3 months. The patient subsequently developed peripheral retinal ischemia accompanied by recurrence of small retinal cystoid spaces (295 μm); therefore, he underwent an associated laser treatment on the involved peripheral retina, which led to a recovery in retinal thickness (280 μm). His visual acuity remained stable at 20/32. Conclusions: Early Ozurdex injection in association with late laser photocoagulation was effective in the resorption of CRVO macular edema and in restoring reasonably good visual acuity.
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