Skip to main content
main-content

25.03.2020 | Original Article

The fellow eye effect of unilateral intravitreal conbercept injections in eyes with diabetic macular edema

Zeitschrift:
Acta Diabetologica
Autoren:
Yu Di, Zhiqing Li, Junjie Ye, Lue Li, Bing Li, Rongguo Yu
Wichtige Hinweise
Joint first author: Yu Di and Zhiqing Li.
Yu Di and Zhiqing Li have contributed equally to this work.
This article belongs to the topical collection Eye Complications of Diabetes, managed by Giuseppe Querques.

Publisher's Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Abstract

Aims

To investigate whether intravitreal conbercept injection affects contralateral untreated eyes in bilateral diabetic macular edema (DME) patients.

Methods

In this retrospective study, 15 patients (30 eyes) with type 2 diabetes were followed after bilateral DME diagnosis in the Department of Ophthalmology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 2015 to 2018. Patients underwent examinations including best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), slit-lamp microscopy, indirect ophthalmoscope, color fundus photography, fundus fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Each patient received conbercept (0.5 mg) intravitreally in the severe eye. Nonparametric Wilcoxon signed-rank tests and Pearson’s correlation coefficient were used to assess changes in BCVA and central retinal thickness (CRT) and relations between BCVA changes in treated and untreated eyes, respectively.

Results

The mean follow-up time was 10.60 ± 2.29 months, and the mean injection number of 15 treated eyes was 9.13 ± 0.68. HbA1c remained below 10% during treatment with no significant changes between the initial and final visits (7.81 ± 1.17 vs 7.62 ± 1.19%) (P = 0.576). In untreated eyes, CRT significantly decreased from the initial to final visits (368.93 ± 125.45 vs 306.27 ± 89.70 μm) (P = 0.028). In untreated eyes, BCVA showed no significant difference between the initial and final visits (0.38 ± 0.30 vs 0.40 ± 0.30 logMAR) (P = 0.937), but BCVA changes in treated and untreated eyes were positively correlated (r = 0.527, P = 0.044).

Conclusions

Intravitreal conbercept injection results in decreased CRT and increased BCVA in untreated eyes, which is consistent with the changes in treated eyes for patients with bilateral DME.

Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten

★ PREMIUM-INHALT
e.Med Interdisziplinär

Mit e.Med Interdisziplinär erhalten Sie Zugang zu allen CME-Fortbildungen und Fachzeitschriften auf SpringerMedizin.de.

Jetzt e.Med zum Sonderpreis bestellen!

Sichern Sie sich jetzt Ihr e.Med-Abo und sparen Sie 50 %!

Weitere Produktempfehlungen anzeigen
Literatur
Über diesen Artikel
  1. Sie können e.Med Innere Medizin 14 Tage kostenlos testen (keine Print-Zeitschrift enthalten). Der Test läuft automatisch und formlos aus. Es kann nur einmal getestet werden.

  2. Sie können e.Med Allgemeinmedizin 14 Tage kostenlos testen (keine Print-Zeitschrift enthalten). Der Test läuft automatisch und formlos aus. Es kann nur einmal getestet werden.