alexa Transient increased exudation after photodynamic therapy of intraocular tumors.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

Author(s): Mashayekhi A, Shields CL, Shields JA

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Abstract To report transient increased exudation after photodynamic therapy (PDT) of three different intraocular tumors (retinal hemangioblastoma, retinal astrocytoma, amelanotic choroidal melanoma). PDT with verteporfin (6 mg/m(2) body surface area) was delivered at a dose of 50 J/cm(2) and intensity of 600 mW/cm(2) over 83 s. All patients experienced decreased vision within a few days following PDT. Optical coherence tomography showed development of subfoveal fluid in all cases and noncystoid intraretinal edema in the eye with juxtapapillary retinal hemangioblastoma. There was complete absorption of retinal/subretinal fluid with improvement of visual acuity to 20/20 in all cases between 3 weeks to 4 months after PDT.
This article was published in Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

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