Case Report

Photodynamic Therapy at Retinal Capillary Hemangioma - Case Report

  • Erol Coskun
  • Muhammet Kazim Erol
  • Nihal Asik
  • Yusuf Özertürk

Received Date: 25.12.2007 Accepted Date: 23.04.2008 Turk J Ophthalmol 2008;38(2):158-160

Purpose: To present a patient with retinal capillary hemangioma that was successfully treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT). Case: 33 year old female patient presented with a loss of visual acuity in her left eye for the last two weeks. Visual acuity of left eye was hand motion. Anterior segment examination is normal in both eyes. Fundus examination of left eye revealed a retinal capillary hemangioma which is about 1500 μ diameter, located in temporally to macula, causing exudation and macular edema. The patient was treated with single session of PDT. Visual acuity improved to 20/200 four weeks after PDT. Visual acuity was 20/20 after eight months. Patient remains stable 24 months following PDT. Conclusion: PDT seems effective way of treatment for retinal capillary hemangioma.

Keywords: Retinal capillary hemangioma, photodynamic therapy

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