Ocular immunology and inflammation vol:13 issue:5 pages:361-366
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of photodynamic therapy with verteporfin (PDT) for subfoveal classic choroidal neovascularization (CNV) related to punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) or presumed ocular histoplasmosis-like syndrome (POHS-like). METHODS: Retrospective review of 16 eyes from 14 patients with subfoveal classic CNV associated with PIC or POHS-like and treated with PDT. RESULTS: The mean visual acuity increased from 4.5/10 (range: 1/10-9/10) to 7/10 (range: 2/10-10/10) after a mean follow-up of 21 months (range: 8-32 months) and a mean number of 2 PDT (range: 1-6). Visual acuity remained stable or improved in 13 of the 16 eyes (81%) and decreased in three. CONCLUSION: This nearly two-year follow-up study suggests that PDT could be helpful for patients with subfoveal classic CNV related to PIC or POHS-like.