Background and objective: A computational model has predicted parameters for using a navigated microsecond pulsing laser system to treat central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC).
Patients and methods: A prospective, single-center, interventional case series was conducted for patients with acute CSC who were enrolled following screening and informed consent. Treatment involved laser pulse duration of 50 μs, 2.4% Duty Cycle, 100 μm spot size, and 10 ms pulse duration.
Results: Average best-corrected visual acuity (decimal) of 12 patients improved from 0.86 ± 0.03 at baseline to 0.97 ± 0.01 at 3 months. Baseline central retinal thickness decreased from 452.58 μm ± 24.53 μm at baseline to 249.25 μm ± 2.92 μm at 3 months. Retinal sensitivity improved from 24.1 dB ± 1.09 dB at baseline to 28.98 dB ± 0.23 dB at 3 months. In all cases, subretinal fluid was resorbed.
Conclusion: The parameter sets derived from the computer model can be applied safely and effectively for CSC treatment using the navigated microsecond pulsing laser system. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2020;51:512-520.].
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