PURPOSE: To report the favorable response of bilateral recalcitrant uveitic cystoid macular edema (CME) to treatment with a somatostatin analog. METHODS: Medical ophthalmic history and the results of ophthalmic examinations were recorded. Fluorescein angiography (FA) studies were reviewed. RESULTS: A 52-year-old white female with intermediate uveitis developed bilateral recalcitrant CME. Treatment with subcutaneous injections of the somatostatin analog octreotide resulted in partial resolution of the CME and improvement of visual acuity. CONCLUSIONS: Somatostatin may play a role in the treatment of CME secondary to uveitis.

Somatostatin for uveitic cystoid macular edema (CME)

FIORE, Tito;
2005

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report the favorable response of bilateral recalcitrant uveitic cystoid macular edema (CME) to treatment with a somatostatin analog. METHODS: Medical ophthalmic history and the results of ophthalmic examinations were recorded. Fluorescein angiography (FA) studies were reviewed. RESULTS: A 52-year-old white female with intermediate uveitis developed bilateral recalcitrant CME. Treatment with subcutaneous injections of the somatostatin analog octreotide resulted in partial resolution of the CME and improvement of visual acuity. CONCLUSIONS: Somatostatin may play a role in the treatment of CME secondary to uveitis.
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