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M.B. Parodi, L. Di Crecchio, P. Lanzetta, A. Polito, F. Bandello, G. Ravalico; Photodynamic Therapy for Choroidal Neovascularization in Multifocal Choroiditis . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):4895.
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Purpose: Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) is the most frequent cause of visual acuity loss in Multifocal Choroiditis (MC). Aim of the study is to report the effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin on subfoveal CNV secondary to MC. Methods: A prospective study of 12 eyes of 12 patients with subfoveal CNV in CM was planned. Clinical and angiographic examinations were carried out before PDT and 3, 6, 9 and 12 months after PDT. PDT was performed according to TAP protocol. Best corrected visual acuity was measured using ETDRS chart. Results: The mean age of the patients was 44.9, with 10 females and 2 males. A mean of 1.75 (range:1-3) treatments were performed by the 12-month visit. Baseline and final best corrected visual acuity were respectively 0.55 LogMAR and 0.58 LogMAR. At the 12-month control best corrected visual acuity improved by at least 1,5 lines in 1 patient (8.3%), stabilized in 9 patients (75%) and decreased in 2 cases (16.6%). There were no treatment-related side effect. Conclusions: Even though the number of the patients is limited and there is no control group, our preliminary report indicates that PDT is useful in stabilizing visual acuity in eyes affected by subfoveal CNV in MC.
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