Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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ALCUBIERRE, R. et al. Low-fluence photodynamic therapy in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.1, pp.3-8. ISSN 0365-6691.
Objective: To evaluate safety and efficacy of low-fluence photodynamic therapy (LFPDT) with verteporfin in patients affected with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CCSC), in terms of visual acuity (VA) and macular morphology measured with optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods: A retrospective, non-randomized and interventionist analysis was performed on 16 eyes in 15 patients with CCSC treated with LFPDT. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) with ETDRS optotypes and central foveal thickness (CFT) in OCT were evaluated as outcome measures. Results: The mean follow-up was 10.8 months. The mean BCVA improved from 58.12 to 68.68 ETDRS letters, and CFT decreased from 280.5 to 172.18 microns, with subretinal fluid resolution in 14 eyes (87.5%), two of them after a second LFTPD. No complications related to treatment were recorded. Conclusions: LFPDT with verteporfin can be useful in CCSC to stabilise or improve BCVA, reabsorb subretinal fluid and reduce CFT. Randomised studies with a longer follow-up are required to assure the role of this treatment and to optimise parameters for higher efficacy and safety in CCSC patients.
Palabras clave : Central serous chorioretinopathy; Photodynamic therapy; Subretinal fluid; Optical coherence tomography; Low-fluence.