Radiotherapy for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Valmaggia2002RadiotherapyFS,
  title={Radiotherapy for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Christophe Valmaggia and Gerhard Ries and Pietro Ballinari},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2002},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={
          521-9
        }
}
PURPOSE To report results of 18-month follow up of external beam radiation therapy with photons for subfoveal classic or occult choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. METHODS A total of 161 patients with subfoveal CNV in ARMD were recruited in a prospective double-masked study. The posterior pole of the afflicted eye was given 1 Gy (4 x 0.25 Gy) in the control group and 8 Gy (4 x 2 Gy) or 16 Gy (4 x 4 Gy) in the… CONTINUE READING
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