Involution of endophytic optic disc hemangioma with a single session of photodynamic treatment

Yaman A., Saatci A. O., Arikan G., Gunduz K.

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.39, no.1, pp.63-66, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02697329
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-66
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


We report a 58-year-old otherwise healthy woman with unilateral endophytic optic disc hemangioma and associated serous retinal detachment and exudation. A standard verteporfin dose was given and a photodynamic treatment (PDT) protocol was followed. A moderate vitreous hemorrhage occurred four days after PDT. The hemangioma regressed markedly 6 weeks after the procedure and serous retinal detachment showed marked resolution.