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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2001  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141

New approaches in the management of choroidal neovascular membrane in age-related macular degeneration (CNVM)


Aso-palov Eye Hospital, Near Under Bridge, Rajbhavan Road, Ahmedabad - 380 004, India

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Manish Nagpal
Aso-palov Eye Hospital, Near Under Bridge, Rajbhavan Road, Ahmedabad - 380 004, India

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Nagpal M. New approaches in the management of choroidal neovascular membrane in age-related macular degeneration (CNVM). Indian J Ophthalmol 2001;49:141

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Nagpal M. New approaches in the management of choroidal neovascular membrane in age-related macular degeneration (CNVM). Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2020 Jul 6];49:141. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2001/49/2/141/22702

Dear Editor:

We read with interest the article titled "New Approaches in the Management of Choroidal Neovascular Membrane in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (CNVM)" by Verma et al.[1] It is an extremely informative article extensively covering various treatment modalities for CNVM and also future direction of research.

Transpupillary Thermotherapy (TTT) is an accepted modality of treatment for subfoveal CNVMs. There have been some encouraging results published, especially in cases having occult membranes. [2,3] In compairson to Photodynamic therapy (which has been extensively covered in the article) this remains a less invasive procedure and more economical especially for the developing countries.

We feel the TTT deserves at least a passing mention as a new modality of treatment for subfoveal CNVMs.



 
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Verma L, Das TP, Binder S, Heriot W, Kirchhof B, Venkatesh P, et al. New approaches in the management of choroidal membrane in age-related macular degeneration. Indian J Ophthalmol 2000;48:263-78.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Reichel E, Berrocal AM, Ip Michael, Kroll AJ, Desai V, Duker JS, et al. Transpupillary Thermotherapy of Occult Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularisation I Patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmology 1999;106:1908-14.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Ahuja RM, Singh GJ, Benner JD, Schwartz JC, Butler JN, Steidel SM. Transpupillary thermotherapy of occult subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation in age-related macular degeneration. Poster AAO; Dallas 2000.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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