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Verteporfin photodynamic therapy in highly myopic subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation
  1. J A Montero1,
  2. J M Ruiz-Moreno1,2
  1. 1Instituto Oftalmológico de Alicante, Vitreo-Retinal Unit, Alicante, Spain
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, Miguel Hernández University School of Medicine, Alicante, Spain
  1. Correspondence to: Javier A Montero, Instituto Oftalmológico de Alicante, Avenida de Denia 111, 03015, Alicante, Spain; msm02va{at}


Aims: To analyse the visual and angiographic results of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin in highly myopic patients with subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation (CNV).

Methods: PDT was performed on highly myopic patients with subfoveal CNV. The patient population was divided into two groups according to age at onset of CNV (group 1 aged ≤ 55 and group 2 aged >55 years old). Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and angiographic findings were considered.

Results: At the end of follow up group 2 had worse BCVA than group 1. 76% of patients in both groups showed a complete closure of CNV at the end of follow up.

Conclusion: Visual prognosis of myopic CNV treated by PDT is influenced by age at onset.

  • myopia
  • choroidal neovascularisation
  • photodynamic therapy
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