Resolution of Persistent Exudative Retinal Detachment in a Case of Sturge-Weber Syndrome with Anti-VEGF Administration OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION Paulus, Y. M., Jain, A., Moshfeghi, D. M. 2009; 17 (4): 292-294


Report the resolution of a persistent exudative retinal detachment in a patient with Sturge-Weber syndrome following intravitreal pegaptanib injection.Case report.A 13-year-old male with Sturge-Weber syndrome presented with a choroidal hemangioma associated with an exudative retinal detachment that failed to resolve 6 months after external beam radiation therapy.A single intravitreal pegaptanib injection resulted in 50% resolution of the detachment within 1 week and complete resolution within a month. Despite anatomic success, vision remained poor.VEGF likely plays a role in the pathogenesis of Sturge-Weber choroidal hemangioma-associated exudative retinal detachment and offers potential treatment.

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