alexa Photodynamic therapy with indocyanine green for occult subfoveal choroidal neovascularization caused by age-related macular degeneration.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

Author(s): Costa RA, Farah ME, Cardillo JA, Belfort R Jr

Abstract Share this page

Abstract PURPOSE: To report two cases of occult subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that were successfully treated utilizing large spot, low irradiance 810-nm light and intravenous injection of small-volume, high-concentration indocyanine green (ICG) bolus, termed ICG-mediated photodynamic therapy (i-PDT). METHODS: Case report. Two patients with occult subfoveal CNV (two eyes) due to AMD were treated with i-PDT and were prospectively followed with fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography as well as optical coherence tomography (OCT). RESULTS: Both patients presented a 3-line increase in visual acuity by twelve months of follow-up. A significant regression of the CNV was demonstrated by fluorescein angiography within one week following treatment. OCT revealed diminishing of the subretinal fluid. There were no complications related to the procedure. CONCLUSION: i-PDT induced CNV regression and improved the visual acuity in these particular cases, suggesting a new and promising way to treat neovascular AMD. The partial anatomical restoration associated to the improvement of the visual function observed in both patients suggests that a selective therapeutic effect was achieved. Further studies are required not only to assess the clinical value of this treatment but also to better understand the major mechanism of action involving this novel treatment modality.
This article was published in Curr Eye Res and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords