Transpupillary Thermotherapy for Classic Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization: A case report

  • AO Hassan
  • O Oderinlo
  • O Okonkwo
  • FO Oluyadi
  • AO Ogunro
  • SA Oke
Keywords: transpupillary thermotherapy, age-related macular degeneration, subfoveal choroidal

Abstract



Aim: To report a case of successful treatment of a classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization with a transpupillary thermotherapy protocol. Case Report: A 67-year old pensioner presented with a sixmonth history of reduced vision in both eyes. He had been previously diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma. After anterior and posterior segment examination and fundus fluorescein angiography were done, a diagnosis of a classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to exudative age-related macular degeneration OS with bilateral cataracts and primary open angle glaucoma OU was made. Complete resolution of the choroidal neovascular membrane was achieved with transpupillary thermotherapy.

Keywords: transpupillary thermotherapy, age-related macular degeneration, subfoveal choroidal neovasularization, fundus fluorescein angiography

Nigerian Journal of Opthalmology Vol. 15 (2) 2007: pp. 49-51
Published
2008-11-12
Section
Articles

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