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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-66

Half-fluence photodynamic therapy to treat chronic central serous chorioretinopathy: A case series


Department of Ophthalmology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed S Al-Hinai
Postal code 132, PO box 857, Al-Khod, Seeb, Muscat
Oman
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.83655

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Objective : To evaluate the efficacy and safety of half-fluence photodynamic therapy (PDT) in treating chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) in Omani population. Materials and Methods : A Retrospective chart review of all patients with chronic CSC treated with half-fluence PDT from November 2009 to December 2010 was carried out. Recorded parameters included best-corrected visual acuity, findings of clinical examination, results of fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography at baseline and during follow-up visits after treatment. Results : Six eyes (of five Omani patients) with chronic CSC, of at least 9 months duration, were treated with half-fluence PDT. All eyes showed a complete resolution of CSC within 1 month following treatment. Four eyes showed visual improvement and two had unchanged stable vision. No complications from the treatment were noticed during the follow-up visits. Conclusion : Half-fluence PDT to treat chronic CSC in Omani population is a promising treatment that results in both structural and functional improvement.


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