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Choroidal thickness outside the laser irradiation area after photodynamic therapy in polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy.
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PMID:  23408087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in choroidal thickness adjacent to the area of laser application after photodynamic therapy (PDT) in patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) using enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS: Masked observers measured the choroidal thickness at the subfovea and superior, inferior and temporal areas adjacent to the area of laser application before, 2 days, 1 week and 1 and 3 months after treatment. RESULTS: Thirty-seven patients with PCV treated with PDT with verteporfin were included. The mean subfoveal choroidal thickness decreased significantly (P < 0.001) from 256 ± 115 μm at baseline to 207 ± 111 μm at 3 months; the mean outside choroidal thickness including the superior, inferior and temporal areas decreased significantly (P < 0.001) from 240 ± 92 μm at baseline to 209 ± 86 μm at 3 months. CONCLUSION: PDT affected not only the subfoveal choroid, but also the choroid outside the area of laser application in PCV.
Yukinori Sugano; Tomohiro Iida; Ichiro Maruko; Akira Ojima; Tetsuju Sekiryu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1613-2246     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0044652     Medline TA:  Jpn J Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Ophthalmology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima, Japan.
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