Changes in Choroidal Structures in Eyes with CSC after Photodynamic Therapy
Kinoshita, Takamasa Tokushima University|Sapporo City General Hospital
Mitamura, Yoshinori Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Mori, Terumi Tokushima University
Akaiwa, Kei Tokushima University
Semba, Kentaro Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Egawa, Mariko Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Mori, Junya Sapporo City General Hospital
Sonoda, Shozo Kagoshima University
Sakamoto, Taiji Kagoshima University
To determine the structural changes in the choroid after half-dose photodynamic therapy (hPDT) in eyes with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC).
This was a retrospective interventional study of 29 eyes of 29 patients who underwent hPDT for chronic CSC with serous retinal detachment (SRD) and were followed for ≥3 months. Enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomographic (EDI-OCT) images of the subfoveal choroid were converted to binary images. The central choroidal thickness (CCT), the cross sectional subfoveal choroidal area, the hyporeflective and hyperreflective areas of the inner, outer, and whole choroid were determined at the baseline, and at 1, 3, and 12 months after the hPDT.
The SRDs were resolved in 26 (89.7%) eyes at 3 months after the hPDT. The mean CCT (P = 0.001), the total choroidal area (P = 0.001), and the hypo-reflective area (P = 0.003) of the whole choroid were significantly decreased from the baseline at 3 months. The hyperreflective area of whole choroid was not significantly changed during the study period (P = 0.083). The hyperreflective but not the hyporeflective area of the inner choroid was significantly decreased at 3 months (P = 0.001, P = 1.000, respectively). The hyporeflective but not the hyperreflective area of the outer choroid was significantly decreased at 3 months (P = 0.001, P = 1.000, respectively).
The hyperreflective area of the inner choroid and hyporeflective area of the outer choroid were significantly decreased after hPDT for chronic CSC. Because the hyperreflective and hyporeflective area correspond to the choroidal stroma and vessels, respectively, the decreased CCT and subfoveal choroidal area after hPDT may be attributed to a decrease in the exudative changes in the inner choroidal stroma and the reduction of the dilation of the outer choroidal vessels.
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