Subthreshold transpupillary thermotherapy for subfoveal occult choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration

Edoardo Midena, Elisabetta Pilotto, Pietro Paolo Radin, Enrica Convento

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Abstract

Purpose. To describe the long term outcome of patients with subfoveal, occult choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treated with subthreshold transpupillary thermotherapy. Methods. 82 eyes of 82 consecutive patients with subfoveal occult CNV secondary to AMD were treated with subthreshold transpupillary thermotherapy. Best corrected visual acuity, fundus photography, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography were performed. Results. All patients have been followed for at least 24 months. At the final follow-up visit, 75.6% of patients had stable or improved visual acuity and 24.4% had worsened visual acuity. No overtreatment side effects were found. Conclusion. Subthreshold transpupillary thermotherapy seems effective in stabilizing visual acuity in patients affected by occult, subfoveal CNV even on a long-term basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Volume19
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Retinal hyperthermia
  • Subfoveal choroidal neovascularization
  • Transpupillary thermotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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