|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Infrared Imaging of Classic Choroidal Neovascularisation Treated with Verteporfin Photodynamic Therapy
Weinberger A. W. A., Mazinani B. A. E., Musazadeh M., Schrage N. F.
Purpose: Imaging of retinal structures using scanning laser ophthalmoscopes can provide additional information compared to funduscopy or fundus photography. For example, autofluorescence imaging identifies lipofuscin deposition and pathologic changes within the retinal pigment epithelium, infrared imaging (IR) reveals drusen and pigmentary changes with high sensitivity. In cases of classic choroidal neovascularisation, photodynamic therapy (PDT) with visudyne has been established as a new treatment approach primarily in patients with age-related macular degeneration. In this study we analysed infrared images before and after treatment with visudyne and compared the images to fluorescein- and ICG-angiograms and clinical appearance.