Treatment of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to choroidal nevus using photodynamic therapy Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A 52-year-old man sought treatment for decreased vision in his right eye for 3 weeks. Visual acuity was 20/120. Examination revealed an elevated choroidal nevus at the posterior pole. Fluorescein and indocyanine green angiographies disclosed fibrovascular pigment epithelial detachment extending under the fovea. The patient was treated by two sessions of photodynamic therapy with verteporfin. Visual acuity improved to 20/40. The fibrovascular pigment epithelial detachment area diminished and the fovea is clear of lesion. Seven months after the last treatment, visual acuity remains stable. Photodynamic therapy with verteporfin could be an effective option for treating subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to choroidal nevus.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005