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

Mark A. Henderson, Shailaja Valluri, Simon S. Lo, Thomas C. Witt, Robert M. Worth, Ronald P. Danis, Robert D. Timmerman

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Volume85
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Keywords

  • Choroidal neovascularization
  • Gamma knife
  • Macular degeneration
  • Radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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