Regression of Drusen After Combined Treatment Using Photodynamic Therapy With Verteporfin and Ranibizumab

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2015-02-01
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Novais, Eduardo Amorim [UNIFESP]
Badaro, Emmerson [UNIFESP]
Saito Regatieri, Caio Vinicius [UNIFESP]
Duker, Jay
Oliveira Bonomo, Pedro Paulo de [UNIFESP]
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Drusen are the clinical hallmark of age-related macular degeneration. the regression of these deposits in patients treated with argon, krypton, or diode laser photocoagulation has been reported previously. However, previous protocols with conventional laser for drusen may result in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) damage and unwanted scotomas. the authors report a case of complete regression of soft drusen in a 65-year-old man with central visual loss and metamorphopsia due to a drusenoid RPE detachment and soft drusen who underwent reduced-fluence photodynamic therapy (PDT) and three monthly intravitreal injections of ranibizumab. Reduced-fluence PDT combined with anti-VEGF therapy may reduce drusen without inducing RPE cell damage.
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Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers & Imaging Retina. Thorofare: Slack Inc, v. 46, n. 2, p. 275-278, 2015.
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