transpupillary thermotherapy


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transpupillary thermotherapy

, transpupillary thermal therapy,

TTT

The use of an infrared laser to elevate the temperature of the retinal pigment epithelium to treat retinal diseases such as melanomas of the choroid, retinoblastoma, or the wet form of macular degeneration.
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Transpupillary thermotherapy uses a diode laser to deliver infrared radiation to the tumor through the dilated pupil.
The smallest of the tumors was treated with transpupillary thermotherapy using an infrared laser.
Because the child would be returning to his home country where any recurrence would be treated by enucleation, further transpupillary thermotherapy was not recommended.
Primary transpupillary thermotherapy for small choroidal melanoma in 256 consecutive cases: outcomes and limitations.
Transpupillary thermotherapy for choroidal melanoma: tumor control and visual results in 100 consecutive cases.
Primary transpupillary thermotherapy for choroidal indeterminate melanocytic lesions.
The most frequently used local treatment methods are cryotherapy, transpupillary thermotherapy and plaque radiotherapy.