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PAFMJ. 2016; 66(6): 913-917


INTRAVITREAL TRIAMCINOLONE ALONE VERSUS COMBINED INTRAVITREAL TRIAMCINOLONE AND BEVACIZUMAB ON CENTRAL MACULAR THICKNESS IN DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA

Beenish Saleem, Mazhar Ishaq, Maeirah Shafique, Aisha Fawad, Samar Fatima.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the effect of intravitreal triamcinolone (IVT) alone with combined intravitreal triamcinolone (IVT) and intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) on central macular thickness (CMT) in patients of diabetic macular edema (DME).
Study Design: Randomized control trial.
Place and Duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Jun 2013 to Dec 2013.
Material and Methods: Eighty patients were included in the study through non probability consecutive sampling and were randomized to IVT alone or IVT + IVB group using random number table. Pre and post injection (12 weeks) CMT were recorded and intra and inter group comparison was performed.
Results: Both groups showed statistically significant reduction in mean CMT at 12 weeks (p

Key words: Bevacizumab, Central macular thickness, Diabetic macular edema, Traiamcinolone.



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