Photodynamic therapy for choroidal metastasis in 8 cases.

@article{Kaliki2012PhotodynamicTF,
  title={Photodynamic therapy for choroidal metastasis in 8 cases.},
  author={Swathi Kaliki and Carol L Shields and Saad A. Al-Dahmash and Arman Mashayekhi and Jerry A. Shields},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2012},
  volume={119 6},
  pages={1218-22}
}
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of choroidal metastasis. DESIGN Retrospective, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Nine tumors in 8 eyes of 8 patients. INTERVENTION Photodynamic therapy using verteporfin at a dose of 6 mg/m(2) body surface area and 689 nm diode laser at an intensity of 600 mW/cm(2) for 83 seconds (50 J/cm(2)). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Tumor control and best-corrected visual acuity. RESULTS Nine choroidal metastases in… CONTINUE READING
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