Gamma knife radiosurgery in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (wet-type macular degeneration).

Publications // Ronald Danis // Jan 01 2007

PubMed ID: 17077651

Author(s): Henderson MA, Valluri S, Lo SS, Witt TC, Worth RM, Danis RP, Timmerman RD. Gamma knife radiosurgery in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (wet-type macular degeneration). Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2007;85(1):11-7. Epub 2006 Oct 30. PMID 17077651

Journal: Stereotactic And Functional Neurosurgery, Volume 85, Issue 1, 2007

We evaluated retrospectively our institutional experience in the treatment of macular degeneration with gamma knife radiosurgery (GKR). Treatment was delivered in a single shot of 12 Gy. Seven patients were treated between March of 1999 and May of 2000. The median duration of follow-up was 2.2 years. The majority of patients maintained stable visual acuity after treatment. Our series indicates that GKR may be useful as a salvage treatment for patients who have failed or are ineligible for other treatments for their macular degeneration. Further studies are needed to better define the role of GKR in the treatment of macular degeneration.

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