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Is transpupillary thermotherapy applicable to the treatment of age-related macular degeneration with pigment epithelial detachment?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17898434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The cause of pigment epithelial tears at the edge of a pigment epithelial detachment (PED) following transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) in eyes with a PED associated with age-related macular degeneration has not been conclusively determined. We have treated two eyes that had a PED with TTT. A pigment epithelial tear developed in one eye but not in the other. Our findings suggest that pigment epithelial tears are probably related to the shape of the PED, and TTT should not be applied to a balloon-shaped PED.
Miki Honda; Atsushi Mizota; Toshiro Sakuma; Minoru Tanaka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive therapy     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0098-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Ther     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-27     Completed Date:  2007-12-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605837     Medline TA:  Compr Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Juntendo University, Urayasu Hospital, 2-1-1 Tomioka, Urayasu, 279-0021, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Hyperthermia, Induced*
Macular Degeneration / complications*,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Retinal Detachment / etiology*

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