Photodynamic therapy with verteporfin for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

Photodynamic therapy with verteporfin for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

Autor Farah, M. E. Google Scholar
Costa, R. A. Google Scholar
Muccioli, C. Google Scholar
Guia, T. A. Google Scholar
Belfort, R. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo PURPOSE: To assess the role of photodynamic therapy using verteporfin in the treatment of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome.DESIGN: Interventional case report.METHODS: A 9-year-old patient with subfoveal choroidal neovascularization received a single photodynamic therapy with verteporfin session (one eye) and was prospectively followed with fluorescein angiography.RESULTS: A complete regression of the lesion was achieved within I week after treatment. Visual acuity improved from 20/800 to 20/320 by 6 months of follow, up. Fluorescein angiography disclosed unexpected retinal pigment epithelium alteration within the treatment area.CONCLUSION: Although regression of the choroidal neovascularization occurred, unpredicted findings involving normal retina in the vicinity of the lesion suggest that further studies are required to assess the clinical value of this treatment for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome. (C) 2002 by Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2002-07-01
Publicado em American Journal of Ophthalmology. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 134, n. 1, p. 137-139, 2002.
ISSN 0002-9394 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 137-139
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9394(02)01456-3
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000176614600028
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26907

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