Transient increased exudation after photodynamic therapy of intraocular tumors.
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.
Recommended CitationMashayekhi, Arman; Shields, Carol L; and Shields, Jerry A, "Transient increased exudation after photodynamic therapy of intraocular tumors." (2013). Wills Eye Hospital Papers. Paper 22.