Retinal tear and detachment after transpupillary thermotherapy for choroidal melanoma.

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Journal Article

PURPOSE: To report a side effect of transpupillary thermotherapy for choroidal melanoma. DESIGN: Small case series. METHODS: Review of clinical charts and photographs in a private retina practice. RESULTS: Retinal tears developed in two patients after transpupillary thermotherapy for choroidal melanoma. In one patient a secondary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment developed. CONCLUSIONS: Transpupillary thermotherapy can result in vitreous traction on the retina over the choroidal tumor, which can lead to a retinal tear and to retinal detachment. Patients should be warned about this possibility and advised to be examined should photopsias or new floaters develop after treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Browning, DJ; Antoszyk, AN

Published Date

  • May 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 729 - 730

PubMed ID

  • 12719094

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12719094

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(02)02111-6

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States