To evaluate the effects of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) injection on chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC).
In this prospective interventional case series, a total of 22 eyes of 22 patients, diagnosed with unresolved CSC for three months or longer, received 1.25 mg IVB injection. Also, in case of failure to achieve success parameters, double dose IVB injections continued in order to reach the complete subretinal fluid (SRF) absorption. A complete ophthalmic assessment was carried out one day, one week, and one-month post-injection, and then a monthly visit was performed, and re-injection was done if needed. Visual acuity, subretinal space volume (SSV), central macular thickness (CMT), and contrast sensitivity were measured and compared among baseline values and final post-treatment values.
The mean best corrected visual acuity increased significantly from 0.70 ± 0.22 to 0.17 ± 0.15 logMAR ( P <0.001), and the CMT showed a significant reduction from 557.36 ± 129.12 to 259.50 ± 116.73 μm ( P <0.001 ). In addition, SSV decreased significantly from 10.53 ± 2.03 to 6.63 ± 1.80 ( P = 0.001), and contrast sensitivity improved significantly from 13.8182 ± 2.64820 dB to 17.6818 ± 1.80967 dB ( P <0.001).