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Sector laser photocoagulation for the prevention of macular edema after plaque radiotherapy for uveal melanoma: a pilot study.

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Materin, MA; Bianciotto, CG; Wu, C; Shields, CL
Published in: Retina
September 2012

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of sector laser photocoagulation for prevention of macular edema after plaque radiotherapy for uveal melanoma. METHODS: Noncomparative, pilot interventional case series. The main outcome measure was optical coherence tomography-evident macular edema. RESULTS: A total of 29 patients had sector laser photocoagulation (sector panretinal photocoagulation) and sub-Tenon triamcinolone injection. The median tumor thickness and base was 3.3 mm and 10.0 mm. The median radiation dose and rate to the macula was 2,944 cGy and 31.0 cGy/hour. At the 12-month and 24-months follow-up, cystoid macular edema was found in 17% and 24% of the sector panretinal photocoagulation group. There were no major side effects registered. CONCLUSION: Sector panretinal photocoagulation in combination with sub-Tenon triamcinolone appears to show potential as a safe and beneficial intervention for the prevention of macular edema after plaque radiotherapy for uveal melanoma in this series.

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Retina

DOI

EISSN

1539-2864

Publication Date

September 2012

Volume

32

Issue

8

Start / End Page

1601 / 1607

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Uveal Neoplasms
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Pilot Projects
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Middle Aged
  • Melanoma
  • Male
 

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Materin, M. A., Bianciotto, C. G., Wu, C., & Shields, C. L. (2012). Sector laser photocoagulation for the prevention of macular edema after plaque radiotherapy for uveal melanoma: a pilot study. Retina, 32(8), 1601–1607. https://doi.org/10.1097/IAE.0b013e3182437e70
Materin, Miguel A., Carlos G. Bianciotto, Chengqing Wu, and Carol L. Shields. “Sector laser photocoagulation for the prevention of macular edema after plaque radiotherapy for uveal melanoma: a pilot study.Retina 32, no. 8 (September 2012): 1601–7. https://doi.org/10.1097/IAE.0b013e3182437e70.
Materin, Miguel A., et al. “Sector laser photocoagulation for the prevention of macular edema after plaque radiotherapy for uveal melanoma: a pilot study.Retina, vol. 32, no. 8, Sept. 2012, pp. 1601–07. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/IAE.0b013e3182437e70.

Published In

Retina

DOI

EISSN

1539-2864

Publication Date

September 2012

Volume

32

Issue

8

Start / End Page

1601 / 1607

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Uveal Neoplasms
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Pilot Projects
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Middle Aged
  • Melanoma
  • Male