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T. Leslie, D. Christopoulou, J.A. Olson, J.V. Forrester, N. Lois; Photodynamic Therapy for Inflammatory Choroidal Neovascularisation . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):4914.
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Purpose:To report the outcome of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in patients with inflammatory choroidal neovascular membranes (CNV). Methods: The medical records of five patients with inflammatory CNVs treated with PDT were reviewed. Demographics, visual acuity and fluorescein angiographic findings were evaluated. Results: There were four females and one male. The CNVs were subfoveal (n=4) or juxtafoveal (n=1). All CNVs had been treated previously with high dose systemic immunosuppressants with no improvement in visual acuity. Patients were followed up for a mean of 8 months (range 5-16). Visual acuity improved from 20/500, 20/250, 20/160, 20/160 and 20/126 at presentation to 20/250, 20/160, 20/40, 20/32 and 20/40 respectively at last follow up. At last follow up, no leakage from CNV was observed on FFA. Conclusions: PDT appears to be a useful option in the management of patients with inflammatory CNVs.
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