J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 49(4); 2008 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2008;49(4):685-690.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2008.49.4.685    Published online April 15, 2008.
A Case of Photodynamic Therapy of Juxtafoveal Choroidal Neovascularization in Angioid Streaks.
Yeon Jeong Park, Eurie Kim, In Young Chung, Jong Moon Park
1Department of Ophthalmology Gyeong Sang National University, Colleage of Medicine, Gyeongnam, Korea. in0@netian.com
2Gyeong Sang Institute of Health Science, Gyeong Sang National University, Gyeongnam, Korea.
혈관무늬병증에 동반된 중심와곁 맥락막신생혈관에 대한 광역학 치험 1예
Department of Ophthalmology Gyeong Sang National University, Colleage of Medicine1, Gyeongnam, Korea / Gyeong Sang Institute of Health Science, Gyeong Sang National University2, Gyeongnam, Korea
To report a case of verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT) for juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to angioid streaks. CASE SUMMARY: An 54-year-old male presented with metamorphopsia of the right eye. It was diagnosed as juxtafoveal CNV secondary to angioid streaks and treated with verteporfin PDT-Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and macular thickness by optical coherence tomography (OCT) were measured. Over 14 month follow-up period, baseline BCVA was 0.3 and it increased to 0.4 by the final examination, while macular thickness decreased from 264 micrometer to 229 micrometer. No side effects of PDT were noted. CONCLUSIONS: Verteporfin PDT for CNV-associated with angioid streaks does not appear to significantly alter the course of the disease undergoing enlargement and disciform transformation of the neovascular process. However, we expected that the actual clinical findings improved during short term follow-up. The severity of symptoms of CNV-associated with angioid streaks in a single patient varies over time, so long-term follow-up and careful examination is needed.
Key Words: Angioid streaks;Juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularization;Verteporfin photodynamic therapy

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