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Trans-Tenon’s retrobulbar triamcinolone infusion for small choroidal neovascularisation
  1. A A Okada,
  2. T Wakabayashi,
  3. E Kojima,
  4. Y Asano,
  5. T Hida
  1. Kyorin Eye Center, Kyorin University School of Medicine, 6–20–2 Shinkawa, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
  1. Correspondence to: A A Okada MD Department of Ophthalmology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, 6–20–2, Shinkawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181–8611 Japan;

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Intravitreal and sub-Tenon’s corticosteroids are being evaluated for the treatment of choroidal neovascularisation (CNV).1–3 We reported on the efficacy of triamcinolone acetonide administered as a trans-Tenon’s retrobulbar infusion (triamcinolone infusion) in reducing inflammation in uveitic eyes.4 Here we evaluated the same treatment in eyes with small subfoveal CNV.

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Triamcinolone infusion was performed in 22 eyes of 22 patients with subfoveal CNV of greatest diameter less than or equal to 1 disc diameter (DD). The diagnoses were age related macular degeneration (AMD) in 14 eyes, idiopathic CNV in four eyes, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in three eyes, and punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) in one eye. One AMD eye had undergone ablative argon laser photocoagulation for CNV previously, but no other eyes had received previous treatment. The median post-triamcinolone infusion follow up was …

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