Combination of photodynamic therapy, intravitreal triamcinolone injection, and standard laser photocoagulation in radiation retinopathy - A case report

Kocak N., SAATCİ A. O., Arikan G., Bajin F. M. S.

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.38, no.3, pp.243-247, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12009-006-0013-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-247
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


We report the combination of various therapy options in a 58-year-old man diagnosed with bilateral radiation retinopathy and left radiation optic neuropathy. Four mg/0.1 mL triamcinolone acetonide was injected intravitreally in both eyes followed by bilateral photodynamic treatment 2 weeks after. Bilateral panretinal photocoagulation and right focal laser treatment for residual macular edema were performed 2 months later. At 18 months, visual acuity is 20/200 in the right eye and hand motions in the left eye with no signs of active retinopathy.