Purpose To investigate the effect and the safety of intravitreal aflibercept in patients affected by choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks with a long-term follow-up. Methods Multicentre, open-label, phase IIb study (EYLEA-STRIE, EudraCT Number 2014-000986-30) involving four Italian centres (IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele (Milano), Fondazione G.B. Bietti (Roma), Policlinico (Milano), Ospedale Luigi Sacco (Milano)). Patients with active choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks with foveal involvement were prospectively enrolled and followed for 18 months. All the patients received intravitreal 2 mg/0.05 mL aflibercept at the time of enrolment, followed by a pro-re-nata regimen for 48 weeks. Best-corrected visual acuity and central macular thickness were measured monthly. Adverse events were monitored at each visit. Results Twenty-three eyes of 20 patients were analysed. Mean number of injections per patient was 4.30 +/- 1.2. At week 48, the best-corrected visual acuity was 0.42 +/- 0.40 LogMAR (p = 0.6 from baseline) and 18 eyes (81.8%) featured stability within 15 letters. The central macular thickness significantly reduced (p = 0.03). Eleven ocular non-serious adverse events and two serious adverse events were observed (one case of endophthalmitis and one case of acute gastritis were reported). Conclusion Intravitreal aflibercept represents a valid option for the management of choroidal neovascularization complicating angioid streaks. Further studies with longer follow-up and different therapeutic regimens are warranted to ascertain the best control of the disease.

Intravitreal aflibercept for management of choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks: The Italian EYLEA-STRIE study / M. Battaglia Parodi, M. Vittoria Cicinelli, A. Marchese, G. Chiara, F. Viola, G. Staurenghi, M. Varano, F. Bandello. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. - ISSN 1120-6721. - (2020 Jun). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1177/1120672120928305]

Intravitreal aflibercept for management of choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks: The Italian EYLEA-STRIE study

G. Chiara;F. Viola;G. Staurenghi;
2020-06

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Purpose To investigate the effect and the safety of intravitreal aflibercept in patients affected by choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks with a long-term follow-up. Methods Multicentre, open-label, phase IIb study (EYLEA-STRIE, EudraCT Number 2014-000986-30) involving four Italian centres (IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele (Milano), Fondazione G.B. Bietti (Roma), Policlinico (Milano), Ospedale Luigi Sacco (Milano)). Patients with active choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks with foveal involvement were prospectively enrolled and followed for 18 months. All the patients received intravitreal 2 mg/0.05 mL aflibercept at the time of enrolment, followed by a pro-re-nata regimen for 48 weeks. Best-corrected visual acuity and central macular thickness were measured monthly. Adverse events were monitored at each visit. Results Twenty-three eyes of 20 patients were analysed. Mean number of injections per patient was 4.30 +/- 1.2. At week 48, the best-corrected visual acuity was 0.42 +/- 0.40 LogMAR (p = 0.6 from baseline) and 18 eyes (81.8%) featured stability within 15 letters. The central macular thickness significantly reduced (p = 0.03). Eleven ocular non-serious adverse events and two serious adverse events were observed (one case of endophthalmitis and one case of acute gastritis were reported). Conclusion Intravitreal aflibercept represents a valid option for the management of choroidal neovascularization complicating angioid streaks. Further studies with longer follow-up and different therapeutic regimens are warranted to ascertain the best control of the disease.
Angioid streaks; aflibercept; anti-vascular endothelial growth factor; choroidal neovascularization;
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