Journal article

Accidental Nd : YAG laser-induced choroidal neovascularization

Howard S Ying, Robert CA Symons, Kristie L Lin, Sharon D Solomon, Peter L Gehlbach

LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There are few reports in the literature to describe the natural history of an occupational Nd:YAG laser-induced retinal injury. METHODS: The chronological response to a Nd:YAG laser-induced injury was studied in a 48-year-old male using the techniques of color fundus photography, fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography. When he developed choroidal neovascularization his response to photodynamic therapy with verteporfin was recorded. RESULTS: The patient initially developed a macular hole, which spontaneously closed. Three months after the injury a choroidal neovascular membrane developed. This stabilized after the use of photodynamic therapy. CONCLUSIONS: Surgica..

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