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Photodynamic Therapy with Verteporfin, a Novel Treatment Option for Retinal Arterial Macroaneurysm | OMICS International| Abstract
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  • Research Article   
  • Optom open access 2016, Vol 1(2): 113
  • DOI: 10.4172/2476-2075.1000113

Photodynamic Therapy with Verteporfin, a Novel Treatment Option for Retinal Arterial Macroaneurysm

V Swetha E Jeganathan1,2* and Nitin Verma3
1Department of Ophthalmology, The University Hospital Ayr, Scotland, UK
2The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
3Hobart Eye Surgeons, , Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
*Corresponding Author : V Swetha E Jeganathan, Department of Ophthalmology, The University Hospital Ayr, Dalmellington Road, Ayr KA6 6DX, Scotland, UK, Email: [email protected]ausdoctors.net

Received Date: Feb 26, 2016 / Accepted Date: May 13, 2016 / Published Date: May 20, 2016

Abstract

Purpose: To report the novel use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in a case of retinal arterial macroaneurysm (RAM).
Design: Interventional case report.
Methods: In the setting of institutional practice, a 76-year male patient presented with rapidly progressive vision loss in his left eye due to RAM. Three treatments of PDT were administered over 6 months.
Results: The patient’s macroaneurysm regressed both clinically and angiographically during and following treatment with PDT.
Discussion: Our experience, albeit limited, nonetheless suggests that PDT may be a useful adjunct to current practice in the management of RAM, and certainly warrants more formal study.

Keywords: Photodynamic therapy; Retinal arterial macroaneurysm

Citation: Jeganathan VSE, Verma N (2016) Photodynamic Therapy with Verteporfin, a Novel Treatment Option for Retinal Arterial Macroaneurysm. Optom open access 1: 113. Doi: 10.4172/2476-2075.1000113

Copyright: © 2016 Jeganathan VSE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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