Treatment of serous pigment epithelium detachment with subthreshold micropulse diode laser photocoagulation: A case report

Maurizio Battaglia-Parodi, Saumil Sheth, Alessandro Papayannis, Francesco Bandello

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Purpose. To propose a possible treatment for symptomatic serous pigment epithelium detachment (SPED) in the setting of dry age-related macular degeneration. Methods. A 60-year-old woman presented with a SPED, subfoveal in location, enlarging in size and with gradually worsening vision over 1 year of follow-up, without any evidence of choroidal neovascular membrane or neurosensory detachment until it was treated with subthreshold micropulse laser. Results. The last follow-up showed complete resolution of the SPED with restoration of visual function. Conclusions. Subthreshold micropulse laser could serve as a useful therapeutic modality for the treatment of symptomatic SPED.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-889
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • Serous pigment epithelium detachment
  • Subthreshold micropulse laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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