J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 52(8); 2011 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2011;52(8):952-958.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2011.52.8.952    Published online August 15, 2011.
Comparison of the Natural Course and Intravitreal Triamcinolone Treatment for Macular Edema with Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion.
Soon Il Kwon, Young Wook Kim, In Won Park
Department of Ophthalmology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea. piw@korea.com
황반부종이 합병된 망막분지정맥폐쇄에서 자연경과와 유리체강내 트리암시놀론 주입술의 결과 비교
권순일⋅김영욱⋅박인원
Department of Ophthalmology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea
Abstract
PURPOSE
To evaluate the natural course of eyes with decreased visual acuity associated with macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) and to compare the visual outcome and macular thickness with those of eyes treated with intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection (IVTA). METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of patients with macular edema secondary to BRVO who were followed-up for 12 months. We evaluated the best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and macular thickness of the patients who had no treatment for macular edema (natural course group) and compared them with those of patients who had been treated with IVTA (treatment group). RESULTS: A total of 29 eyes (29 patients) in the natural course group and 27 eyes (27 patients) in the treatment group were enrolled. The BCVA of the natural course group improved in a slow but steady manner and showed a statistically significant difference at 12 months. The treatment group did not show any improvement in BCVA throughout the follow-up period. Therefore, BCVA significantly improved in the natural course group after six months compared to that in the treatment group. Macular thickness showed a statistically significant reduction in three months in the natural course group and in one month in the treatment group. CONCLUSIONS: Although IVTA was effective in reducing macular edema in branch retinal vein occlusion at one month after administration, the natural course group had a superior outcome and more improved macular thickness after six months.
Key Words: Branch retinal vein occlusion;Macular edema;Natural course


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