PURPOSE: To evaluate the proper clinical dosage of indocyanine green(ICG) in angiography for detecting choroidal neovascularization(CNV) of exudative age-related macular degeneration(AMD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Indocyanine green angiography (IA) was performed using a randomized crossover method with two different doses on two occasions. Ease of detection, side effects and clinical serum data were also evaluated. RESULTS: Among the 39 eyes, detection of CNV using 12.5 mg and 25 mg was most effective in 21 and 31 eyes respectively, showing a statistically significant difference. Slight vomiting was observed temporarily in one patient who had taken 25 mg. CONCLUSION: A dose of 25 mg is appropriate for detection of CNV of exudative AMD and this dosage raises no safety concerns.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Japanese Ophthalmological Society|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2002|
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