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T. Hikichi, H. Ohtsuka, M. Higuchi, T. Matsushita, H. Ariga, R. Matsushita, S. Kosaka; Photodynamic Therapy of Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization in Pathologic Myopia in Japanese Patients . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006;47(13):350.
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To evaluate the visual outcome of Japanese patients with pathologic myopic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) given photodynamic therapy (PDT).
Eleven eyes of 11 Japanese patients with subfoveal CNV caused by pathologic myopia were treated with verteporfin PDT. All the patients were followed clinically and with fluorescein angiography.
The mean age was 62.4 years. Mean follow–up was 6.0 months. Mean VA improved in from 1.0 to 0.81 logMAR (P = .04, paired t test). Visual acuity improved at least 8 letters (equivalent to at least 1.5 lines) in 4 eyes (36%), whereas no eyes lost 5 or more letters (equivalent to at least 1 line).
Although the follow–up period is still short, PDT may stabilize or improve visual acuity in Japanese patients with pathologic myopic CNV.
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