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Am J Ophthalmol. 2001 Apr;131(4):518-20.

Retinal pigment epithelial tear after photodynamic therapy for choroidal neovascularization.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a case of retinal pigment epithelial tear after photodynamic therapy for choroidal neovascularization.

METHODS:

Case report. A 74-year-old woman with exudative age-related macular degeneration and classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization RE underwent photodynamic therapy with verteporfin.

RESULTS:

Ophthalmoscopy and fluorescein angiography RE disclosed a retinal pigment epithelial tear in the area of photodynamic therapy.

CONCLUSION:

This case presents the first report of a retinal pigment epithelial tear after photodynamic therapy with verteporfin for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration.

PMID:
11292425
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9394(00)00813-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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