TITLE

Photodynamic Therapy With Verteporfin for Classic Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Focal Laser Photocoagulation for Radiation Retinopathy

AUTHOR(S)
Bakri, Sophie J.; Beer, Paul M.
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p475
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A 50-year-old patient developed extrafoveal predominantly classic choroidal neovascularization in the right eye 2 months after undergoing focal laser photocoagulation for macular edema with hard exudates secondary to radiation retinopathy, with vision dropping from 20/20 to 20/100. The choroidal neovascularization responded to three verteporfin photodynamic therapy treatments with angiographic closure, which persisted for more than 15 months after the last treatment. At last follow-up 15 months after the third treatment, visual acuity improved by 8 lines to 20/20. Photodynamic therapy with verteporfin may be useful for treating patients with choroidal neovascularization secondary to argon laser photocoagulation.
ACCESSION #
20083440

 

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