Photodynamic Therapy for Choroidal Neovascular Membrane Secondary to Optic Nerve Drusen

Chaudhry, Nauman A.; Lavaque, Alejandro J.; Shah, Anish; Liggett, Peter E.
January 2005
Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p70
Academic Journal
The authors describe the use of photodynamic therapy with verteporfin for subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane secondary to optic nerve drusen. A 28-year-old woman had a peripapillary choroidal neovascular membrane secondary to optic nerve drusen with significant metamorphopsia. Photodynamic therapy using verteporfin was performed. Visual acuity improved to 20/20 with resolution of metamorphopsia and absence of leakage on fluorescein angiography a few weeks after verteporfin therapy. The patient's condition remained stable for 16 months with 20/20 vision. Photodynamic therapy with verteporfin may be a useful treatment option in patients with choroidal neovascular membranes secondary to optic nerve drusen.


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