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Case report
Photodynamic therapy-induced acute exudative maculopathy in a case of choroidal haemangioma
  1. Renuka Chakurkar1,
  2. Mudit Tyagi1,
  3. Rajeev Reddy Pappuru1 and
  4. Swathi Kaliki2
  1. 1 Smt Kanuri Santhamma Centre for Vitreo Retinal Diseases, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
  2. 2 Ocular Oncology Service, The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Renuka Chakurkar; renukachakurkar{at}


A patient with choroidal haemangioma in the right eye developed photodynamic therapy (PDT)-induced acute exudative maculopathy within a week of being subjected to PDT (for treating the choroidal haemangioma). The condition was managed with an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab and responded well to therapy.

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  • Contributors RC and MT were involved in diagnosis of the case, treatment of the condition, acquisition as well as interpretation of the data and writing of the manuscript. RRP conceptualised the article and helped in implementation and reporting of the same. SK was involved in initial management of the patient, analysis of the data, designing and critical revision of the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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