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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-49

Transpupillary thermotherapy for choroidal neovascular membrane in age related macular degeneration

Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

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M Agarwal
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
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PMID: 15132379

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Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) in choroidal neovasularisation (CNVM) secondary to age related macular degeneration ( AMD). Material and methods: Retrospective, non-randomized study of 28 eyes of 28 patients with subfoveal CNVM (classic, occult or mixed) secondary to AMD. Results: Fifteen patients (53.57%) maintained their pre-treatment vision, 2 (7.14%) patients showed improvement of more than 2 lines and 11(39.28%) patients showed deterioration of vision by >2 lines. Angiographic and clinical regression of CNVM was noted in 19 patients (67.8%) on an average follow up of 15.32 3.31 months. Conclusion: TTT leads to stabilisation of vision in 60% of treated eyes with CNVM due to AMD.

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