Long Term Results of Combined Transpupillary Thermotherapy (TTT) Indocyanine Green (ICG) Based Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in Choroidal Melanoma
This is a report of 10 years results of combined Transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) treatment with Indocyanine green (ICG) in controlling small and medium-sized choroidal melanomas.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||10 Years Report of Combined Simultaneous Transpupillary Thermotherapy and ICG-based Photodynamic Therapy for Choroidal Melanoma|
|Study Start Date:||January 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Combined treatment of Transpupillary Thermotherapy and ICG-based photodynamic therapy (PDT)
|Procedure: TTT + ICG-based PDT|
The study was done in a Clinical practice setting. Forty six eyes of 46 patients with small or medium-sized choroidal melanomas were treated with i-TTT using infrared light delivered from a diode laser. All patients were evaluated to rule out systemic metastasis and underwent a complete ophthalmological evaluation including: Slit lamp biomicroscopy, dilated fundus examination, Fluorescein angiography, Optical coherence tomography and A/B ultrasonography. Main outcome measures were: Changes in visual acuity, complications associated with the treatment and local control of the tumor.
|United States, Connecticut|
|New England Retina Associates|
|Hamden, Connecticut, United States, 06518|
|Study Director:||Peter E Liggett, MD||New England Retina Associates|