Purpose:To report the anatomical and functional response of combined photodynamic therapy and intravitreal injection of bevacizumab in a patient with symptomatic circumscribed choroidal hemangioma.Methods:The patient received a single-session full-fluence photodynamic therapy immediately followed by an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (1.25 mg/0.05 mL).Results:One week after combined therapy, an improvement of best-corrected visual acuity from count fingers to 20/60 and a significant decrease in subretinal fluid were noted. One month later, we observed decreased leakage on fluorescein angiography in all phases of the study. Three months after treatment, the best-corrected visual acuity improved to 20/25 and spectral domain optical coherence tomography scans showed return to normal foveal architecture with no subretinal fluid and completely flat tumor. These findings were maintained during 4 years of follow-up.Conclusion:Combination therapy was associated with a rapid and persistent resolution of subretinal fluid, improvement of best-corrected visual acuity, and visual stability at 4 years of follow-up.
- circumscribed choroidal hemangioma
- intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor
- photodynamic therapy
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