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Subliminal micropulse laser - a new opportunity for treatment of central serous chorioretinopathy

Anna Ilieva, Zornitsa Zlatarova

Abstract

Introduction: In the last decade, the subliminal micropulse laser has been introduced as an alternative to conventional laser photocoagulation for treatment of retinal diseases. The subliminal micropulse laser does not cause thermal damage to retinal cells. This is extremely important when treatment near the fovea is required.

Aim: The aim of this article is to represent clinical experience described in literature and to share our first impressions after application of subliminal micropulse laser in clinical practice. 

Materials and Methods: Three eyes of three patients were examined. The mean age of the patients was 44.6 years. They were diagnosed with central serous chorioretinopathy. Full eye examination, fluorescein angiography and optical coherent tomography were performed. Treatment with subliminal laser with wavelength 577 nm was conducted. Visual acuity and central macular thickness before and 3 months after treatment were examined.

Results: In 2 eyes we established reduction in the central macular thickness and total resorption of subretinal fluid. In the third patient, subretinal fluid persisted.

Conclusion: Treatment with subliminal micropulse laser is a new opportunity for treatment of retinal diseases, which is quick and safe. In the present study we discovered positive anatomical and functional results.


Keywords

subliminal micropulse laser, central serous chorioretinoprathy, visual acuity, central macular thickness

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/isuvsme.v24i1.6207

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