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.
- choroidal neovascularisation
- photodynamic therapy
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