PurposeTo assess the effect of verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT) in juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia (PM).DesignProspective, open-label, consecutive, interventional case series.MethodsWe prospectively followed a series of 48 consecutive patients (49 eyes) with pathologic myopia (≥ 6 diopters) who received verteporfin PDT for juxtafoveal CNV. This population was divided into two groups based on age (group A ≤ 55 years old, group B >55 years old), in three subgroups based on CNV lesion size, and in three categories based on refractive error at baseline.ResultsThe median follow-up was 32 months (range, 12 to 56 months). Visual acuity (VA) improved by 1 or more Snellen lines in 18 eyes (37%), decreased in 12 eyes (24%), and remained stable in 19 eyes (39%). The median number of lines gained was 2.15, while the median number of lines lost was 2.4. The final mean VA in group A (mean age, 43.9 years) was 20/50 (logMAR 0.41, standard deviation [SD] 0.3) and significantly better (P = .01) than the 20/105 (logMAR 0.72, SD 0.5) in group B (mean age, 67.8 years). Neither CNV size nor refractive error magnitude influenced visual outcomes.ConclusionVerteporfin PDT is a promising treatment modality resulting in stable or improved vision in 76% of the myopic eyes with juxtafoveal CNV. Younger patients appear to respond more favorably to treatment.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Rivista||American Journal of Ophthalmology|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2007|
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Vadala', M., Matranga, D., Pece, A., & Isola, V. (2007). Photodynamic Therapy With Verteporfin for Juxtafoveal Choroidal Neovascularization in Pathologic Myopia: A Long-term Follow-up Study. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 143, 449-454.