ID 111317
著者
Nagasawa, Toshihiko The University of Tokushima
キーワード
age-related macular degeneration
photodynamic therapy
triamcinolone acetonide
combination therapy
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
抄録
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.
掲載誌名
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
cat書誌ID
AA11166929
AA12022913
出版者
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
56
3-4
開始ページ
116
終了ページ
119
並び順
116
発行日
2009-08
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フルテキストファイル
言語
eng
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出版社版
部局
病院
国際センター
医学系