Cystoid macular edema (CME) following cataract surgery has been recognized for over 50 years as an important cause of suboptimal post-operative vision. The incidence of CME varies widely, but is likely in the range of 1-2% using modern cataract extraction techniques. We report the case of resolution of post-operative CME after treatment with aminaphtone 75 mg three time a day for one month. A 74-year-old causasian woman presented with reduced vision in the left eye after one month from uneventful cataract phacoemulsification. She underwent a complete ophthalmological examination comprehensive of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) which showed CME and a central foveal thickness (CFT) of 703 micron. The patient was treated with aminaphtone for one month. CME disappeared, the CFT was within normal limits when aminaphtone was ceased, and best corrected visual acuity was 20/20 at the end of the treatment. Aminaphtone is a novel proposal in the treatment of pseudophakic cystoid macular edema.
|Titolo:||Aminaphtone in the treatment of pseudophakic cystoid macular edema: a case report.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|