Lasers for the treatment of intraocular tumors

Samuel K. Houston, Charles C. Wykoff, Audina M. Berrocal, Ditte J. Hess, Timothy G. Murray

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Lasers are used extensively in ophthalmology for a variety of conditions, including many choroidal and retinal tumors. With technologic advances, current therapy attempts not only to maximize survival with globe-salvaging treatment, but also to preserve vision. Each neoplasm has different indications for primary and adjuvant therapy, as well as differing laser treatment protocols. Additionally, there are numerous laser applications available for use, including laser photocoagulation, transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT), and photodynamic therapy (PDT). The current review outlines the basic principles of laser treatment for intraocular tumors, focusing on the indications, treatment protocols, efficacy, and safety, while also presenting the latest advances in intraocular tumor treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1025-1034
Number of pages10
JournalLasers in Medical Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2013


  • Choroid
  • Lasers photocoagulation
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Retina
  • Tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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