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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 516921, 3 pages
Case Report

Fellow Eye Macular Edema Improvement after Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Radiation Retinopathy

University of São Paulo, Rua Marieta Alves 116, 041815-260 Salvador, BA, Brazil

Received 15 June 2015; Revised 28 September 2015; Accepted 29 September 2015

Academic Editor: Maurizio Battaglia Parodi

Copyright © 2015 Isis A. S. Brito et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Radiation retinopathy (RR) is a progressive, chronic condition directly related to the amount of radiation administered to the retina. We report a 37-year-old patient with medulloblastoma that was treated with external beam radiation and presented to us with bilateral cystoid macular edema. He was treated with monthly bevacizumab injections only in his worst seeing eye. There was a significant improvement in his fellow eye, with marked retinal thickness reduction. Therefore, we present clinical evidence of systemic absorption and fellow eye activity of the drug (bevacizumab). One must be aware of distant side effects after intravitreal injections.