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S.Y. Yu, H.W. Kwak, S.W. Kim, Y.G. Kim; Ciliary Body and Choroidal Detachment after Panretinal Photocoagulation; Ultrasound Biomicroscopy . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):496.
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Purpose: To clarify ciliary body detachment and choroidal detachment after panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) and to inspect complications by ciliary body and choroidal detachment after PRP. Methods: A dynamic in vivo examination using ultrasound biomicroscope(UBM) was performed on 15 eyes of 14 patients before, immediately after, 3 days after and 7 days after PRP. IOP measurement was performed on each occasion. Laser application of each patient was treated by the different spot size, spot number. Results: Three days after photocoagulation, ciliochoroidal detachment was observed in 7 eyes of 15 eyes. Seven days after photocoagulation, ciliochoroidal detachment was not observed. The larger treated area was shown with the more development of detachment. No significant change of IOP related to the ciliochoriodal detachment was present. (P<0.05) Conclusions: Although ciliochoroidal detachment was asymptomatic, transient potential hazards such as angle closure glaucoma should be taken into account when planning PRP. Ultrasound biomicroscope is a useful tool for the evaluation of ciliochoriodal detachment after photocoagulation.
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