Treatment of serous macular detachment associated with circumscribed choroidal hemangioma

Hee Jung Kwon, Min Kim, Christopher Seungkyu Lee, Sung Chul Lee

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Abstract

• PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of transpupillary thermotherapy and intravitreal bevacizumab injection on serous macular detachment and cystoid macular edema (CME) associated with circumscribed choroidal hemangioma. • DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series. • METHODS: We reviewed the records of 12 patients with circumscribed choroidal hemangioma treated with transpupillary thermotherapy and/or intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. We assessed changes in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), central foveal thickness by optical coherence tomography, and resolution of serous macular detachment and CME. • RESULTS: Six of 8 patients treated with transpupillary thermotherapy showed complete resolution of serous macular detachment and CME and the median minimal angle of resolution (logMAR) BCVA improved from 0.85 to 0.35 (P = .026). Among these 6 patients, 1 had no recurrence for 86 months and 5 had sustained resolution of serous macular detachment for a mean duration of 32.8 months before recurrence. Among the 9 patients treated with bevacizumab (including 5 patients who had transpupillary thermotherapy as a primary treatment), 5 showed resolution of serous macular detachment and the median logMAR BCVA improved from 0.7 to 0.5 (P = .042). Among these 5 patients, 3 had sustained resolution for a mean duration of 5.7 months and 2 showed recurrent serous macular detachment after 3 and 12 months. • CONCLUSION: Transpupillary thermotherapy and intravitreal bevacizumab appear effective in the management of symptomatic circumscribed choroidal hemangioma, although recurrence of serous macular detachment and CME developed after long-term follow-up of transpupillary thermotherapy, and the duration of treatment effectiveness appears to be short with bevacizumab.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-145.e1
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume154
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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