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Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2003 Jan-Feb;34(1):60-3.

Photodynamic therapy of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy.

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New England Eye Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy is an abnormality of the choroidal vasculature characterized by aneurysmal-like budding of the vessels with exudation and recurrent serosanguinous detachments of the retinal pigment epithelium. Treatment is limited to laser photocoagulation of leaking vessels, which is used when vision is decreased, or exudate and hemorrhage threaten or involve the fovea. This article describes a patient with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy successfully treated with photodynamic therapy using verteporfin.

PMID:
12570008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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