Fotocoagulação com laser de argônio no tratamento da retinopatia central serosa

Fotocoagulação com laser de argônio no tratamento da retinopatia central serosa

Autores:

Vital Paulino Costa,
Sérgio Luís G. Pimentel,
Sheila Helen C. Warren,
Suel Abujamra

ARTIGO ORIGINAL

Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.54 no.5 São Paulo set./out. 1991

http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.19910012

SUMMARY

The authors analise 67patients (72 eyes) with central serous retinopathy treated with argon laser photocoagulation. They observe that 86,2% presented final visual acuities better or equal to 20/40 and that 87,5% were considered cured in less than 2 months.

Thirty three patients have had a mean follow up of 25,2 months. Nine of them (27,3%) showed recurrence in an average of 25 months after photocoagulation and 2 (6%) developed subretinal neovascularization.

The results support that argon laser photocoagulation is a safe and efficient treatment, leading to a small ocurrence of complications.

Key words: central serous retinopathy; argon laser; photocoagulation; leaking point

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