TITLE

Indocyanine green dye enhanced laser photocoagulation for juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularisation

AUTHOR(S)
Hussain, Nazimul; Hussain, Anjli; Natarajan, Sundaram
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Sep2005, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p183
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Purpose: To evaluate the initial results of pilot study of indocyanine green dye enhanced laser photocoagulation for juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularisation (CNV).Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on eleven eyes of 11 patients of CNV during the period 2001 and 2002. Two to three minutes after the injection of 5 ml of 25 mgm of indocyanine green (ICG) dye, 810 nm diode laser was used to treat the choroidal neovascular lesions.Results: The age of the patients ranged from 45 to 80 years. All patients completed 12 months of follow-up. Eight eyes (72.7%) had neovascular age related macular degeneration, 2 eyes (18.2%) had myopic CNV and one eye (9.09%) had CNV secondary to angioid streak. The presenting visual acuity was or=6/12 in three patients. The final visual acuity at the end of at least 12 months follow-up was 6/12 or better in one eye (9%); 6/18-6/36 in 3 eyes (27.27%) and Conclusion: ICG dye enhanced diode laser photocoagulation appears to be a potential option for juxtafoveal CNV.
ACCESSION #
18314904

 

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