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Photodynamic therapy of choroidal hemangioma in sturge-weber syndrome, with a review of treatments for diffuse and circumscribed choroidal hemangiomas.
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PMID:  21074819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We report three new cases of patients with Sturge-Weber Syndrome and symptomatic retinal detachments from diffuse choroidal hemangiomas successfully treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT) and review medical literature on the available treatment options for choroidal hemangiomas. All patients were treated with a single session of PDT with verteporfin infused at a concentration of 6 mg/m(2) and treated for 83 seconds with 689-nm Zeiss laser that was delivered with total energy level of 50 J/cm(2) with an intensity of 600 mW/cm(2). The exudative retinal detachment (RD) and macular edema completely resolved in all cases by 1-4 months after PDT treatment. Visual acuity improved in all three cases with diminished tumor size in the areas of treatment. One case was followed for 5 months, another for 2 years, and the third case for 6 years, with no recurrence of exudative RD. PDT is an effective treatment option for visual deterioration from exudative retinal detachment in patients with diffuse choroidal hemangiomas.
Michael S Tsipursky; Pamela R Golchet; Lee M Jampol
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Survey of ophthalmology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1879-3304     ISO Abbreviation:  Surv Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404551     Medline TA:  Surv Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Ophthalmology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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