Efficacy of Sub-Conjunctival Bevacizumab in High Risk Corneal Transplantations


  • Nasir Bhatti, Umair Qidwai, Munawar Hussain, Asif Kazi




Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of sub-conjunctival and topical Bevacizumab in high risk corneal transplant survival.

Material and Methods: Eyes with high risk corneal transplantation with corneal neovascularization (NV) were included in this randomized clinical trial. Patients were randomly allocated to 2 groups. Group A and Group B. After penetrating keratoplasty, group A patients received sub-conjunctival bevacizumab (2.5 mg/ 0.1 ml), group B, patients received sham injection. Corneal neovascular invasion area i.e. the fraction of area on transplanted cornea in which vessels are present is measured using mathematical software program MatLab. Primary measurement variable was neovascular invasion area while secondary measurement variable was visual acuity.

Results: Among the 2 groups mean corneal neovascular invasion area was minimum in the sub-conjunctival bevacizumab injection group (group A), with p value < 0.05.

Conclusion: Sub-conjunctival bevacizumab can offer an adjunctive measure to traditional treatment methods of prevention of vascularization on grafted cornea.




How to Cite

Munawar Hussain, Asif Kazi NBUQ. Efficacy of Sub-Conjunctival Bevacizumab in High Risk Corneal Transplantations. pak J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2018 Nov. 27 [cited 2022 Jul. 7];29(04). Available from: https://pjo.org.pk/index.php/pjo/article/view/320



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