Purpose Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is a disease in which a serous detachment of the neurosensory retina occurs over an area of leakage from the choriocapillaris through the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). CSCR can be acute or chronic. Classic image studies for CSCR are Fluorescine Angiography (FA) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).No medical therapy is currently indicated for CSCR despite a range of potential medical treatments evaluated in many case reports. Argon laser photocoagulation can be considered only with a single leak located more than 300 µm from the center of the fovea. Autofluorescence (AF) with ultra-widefield scanning laser and Subthreshold Micropulse (SDM) photostimulation with true yellow 577nm diode laser are the newer diagnostic and therapeutic options. Methods AF with ultra-widefield scanning laser (Daytona™, Optos plc UK) was performed in fifteen patients affected by acute and chronic CSCR. All the areas of serous retinal detachment visible at AF as hyperfluorescence were treated with SDM photostimulation (IQ 577™ true yellow laser, Iridex CA). Controls were made at 15 days, 1 and three months after the treatment. Results Ultra-widefield AF allowed to identify several zones of serous detachment not detected with FA and out of range of OCT scans. In most of cases we obtained the complete resolution of serous detachment and visual acuity improvement. Gain in visual acuity was better in acute cases of CSCR. Conclusion Ultra-widefield AF followed by SDM photostimulation can be an effective diagnostic and therapeutic option for patients with acute and chronic CSCR.
|Titolo:||New diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in acute and chronic central serous corioretinopathy|
|Citazione:||Fruschelli, M., Denaro, R., Esposti, G., Frezzotti, P., Torchia, R., & Esposti, P.l. (2013). New diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in acute and chronic central serous corioretinopathy. ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA, 91(Suppl. 252), 235-235.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.5 Abstract in rivista|