Optical coherence tomography of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization treated with transpupillary thermotherapy

Paolo Lanzetta, Angelo Pirracchio, Francesco Bandello

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Abstract

Transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) has been proposed as a new treatment modality for choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Most studies conducted show decreased exudation due to CNV and reduction of subretinal elevation. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) shows a dynamic sequence of changes early after treatment. Within 1 hour after TTT, OCT shows increased retinal thickness and intraretinal fluid with retinal elevation. One week after treatment, OCT shows decreased subretinal and intraretinal fluid and diminished retinal elevation. OCT can be a valuable method to assess the early effect of TTT. A placebo-controlled, multi-center trial (TTT4CNV) evaluating the long-term efficacy and visual implications of TTT in occult CNV is underway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Choroidal neovascularization
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Transpupillary thermotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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