Ben Yahia S, Jenzeri S, Hmidi K, Attia S, Zaouali S, Khairallah M

Purpose:

To compare response after intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) or triamcinolone (IVT) in diabetic macular edema with severe hard exudates.

Methods:

Forty-eight eyes were randomly assigned to either IVB or IVT. Follow-up was > 6 months.

Results:

There was significant improvement in BCVA in the IVT group when compared with the IVB group (P= .04). Complete resolution of hard exudates occurred in 21% of eyes in the IVB group and in 59% of eyes in the IVT group (P.05).

Conclusion:

IVT is more effective than IVB in the management of diabetic macular edema with severe had exudates.