Volume 19, Number 96 (6-2012)                   RJMS 2012, 19(96): 45-56 | Back to browse issues page


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Modares-zadeh M, Soudi R, Hatamkhani S. An overview of pharmacologic treatment of pseudophakic macular edema. RJMS. 2012; 19 (96) :45-56
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Professor of Ophthalmology Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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  Background: To present an overview of the pharmacologic treatment of pseudophakic macular edema.

  Methods: A systematic review of the currently accepted pharmacologic treatments for pseudophakic macular edema. Main outcome parameters include visual acuity and central macular thickness as determined by ocular coherence tomography. Articles retrieved by Pubmed search using keywords pseudophakic cystoids macular edema, cataract surgery, treatment, vascular endothelial growth factor, Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Optical Coherence Tomography, and vitrectomy.

  Results: New drugs including new nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents have been used in the treatment of pseudophakic cystoid macular edema. Furthermore, new routes for drug administration and surgical methods have been used in chronic cases, some showing good effects.

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Type of Study: review article | Subject: Ophthalmology

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