ID 111317
Author
Nagasawa, Toshihiko The University of Tokushima
Keywords
age-related macular degeneration
photodynamic therapy
triamcinolone acetonide
combination therapy
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Purpose : To evaluate the efficacy of combined photodynamic therapy (PDT) and sub-Tenon’s capsule injection of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) for the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at 1-year follow-up. Methods : A total of 117 eyes with subfoveal CNV caused by AMD were included. Sixty-eight eyes were treated with combined PDT and sub-tenon injection of 20 mg TA and compared with a control group of 49 eyes treated with PDT alone. All patients completed 1 year follow-up. The main outcome measures were best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and retreatment frequency. Results : There were no significant differences in age, sex, VA, lesion type, and greatest linear dimension between the two groups at baseline. BCVA analysis showed statistically no significant differences between the two groups. The PDT+TA group required a lower mean number of treatments (1.38 versus 1.67, P=0.032). Conclusion : Our study confirms that sub-Tenon’s capsule injection of TA with PDT significantly reduces the retreatment frequency of PDT.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
56
Issue
3-4
Start Page
116
End Page
119
Sort Key
116
Published Date
2009-08
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
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departments
University Hospital
International Center
Medical Sciences