Friday, April 21, 2006


ScienceDirect - Ophthalmology : Prophylactic Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Report Number 1: 810-Nanometer Laser to Eyes with Drusen. Unilaterally Eligible Patients This abstract discusses the prophylactic treatment of drusen with diode laser in the attempt to prevent choroidal neovascularization. It concludes:
"Prophylactic diode laser treatment to an eye with multiple large drusen in a patient whose fellow eye has already suffered a neovascular event places the treated eye at higher risk of developing choroidal neovascularization. We advise against using prophylactic subthreshold diode laser treatment in these eyes."

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