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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2005 Sep;53(3):183-6.

Indocyanine green dye enhanced laser photocoagulation for juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularisation.

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Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai, India.



To evaluate the initial results of pilot study of indocyanine green dye enhanced laser photocoagulation for juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularisation (CNV).


The study was conducted on eleven eyes of 11 patients of CNV during the period 2001 and 2002. Two to three minutes after the injection of 5 ml of 25 mgm of indocyanine green (ICG) dye, 810 nm diode laser was used to treat the choroidal neovascular lesions.


The age of the patients ranged from 45 to 80 years. All patients completed 12 months of follow-up. Eight eyes (72.7%) had neovascular age related macular degeneration, 2 eyes (18.2%) had myopic CNV and one eye (9.09%) had CNV secondary to angioid streak. The presenting visual acuity was <or=6/60 in seven, 6/36 in one and >or=6/12 in three patients. The final visual acuity at the end of at least 12 months follow-up was 6/12 or better in one eye (9%); 6/18-6/36 in 3 eyes (27.27%) and <or=6/60 in 7 eyes (63.64%). In four patients the vision improved whereas it worsened or remained same in 7 eyes.


ICG dye enhanced diode laser photocoagulation appears to be a potential option for juxtafoveal CNV.

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