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Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología

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ARMADA, F.; ROMERO, R.; ORTEGA, I.  y  FONSECA, A.. Treatment of two cases of diffuse retinal pigment epitheliopathy with photodynamic therapy . Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.10, pp.603-606. ISSN 0365-6691.

Case report: We present two patients with Diffuse Retinal Pigment Epitheliopathy (DRPE) treated with verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT). The first patient was treated with PDT because there was foveal involvement. The second patient received PDT because he had multiple recurrences of DRPE with poor resolution following previous argon-laser photocoagulation. Resolution of the lesions occurred in both cases with improvement in visual acuity. No recurrences have been documented at eleven months of follow-up. Discussion: The outcomes in our patients were satisfactory. We consider PDT is a safe and effective option, but further randomized studies are necessary to confirm this.

Palabras clave : Diffuse retinal pigment epitheliopathy; photodynamic therapy; verteporfin; central serous chorioretinopathy; multifocal exudative lesions.

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