Results of argon laser photocoagulation in presumed ocular histoplasmosis

Michael Klein, Stuart L. Fine, Arnall Patz

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Abstract

We performed argon laser photocoagulation on 31 eyes of 30 patients with presumed ocular histoplasmosis. Nineteen of 25 eyes (76%) with neovascular membranes 0.25 disk diameter or further from the fovea had 6 12 ( 20 40) or better vision after an average follow-up period of 20 months. Twenty-two of these eyes (88%) had the same or improved visual acuity during this period. When compared to a similar group of untreated eyes, the apparent advantage of photocoagulation in preserving visual acuity was not statistically significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-217
Number of pages7
JournalOphthalmology
Volume86
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Histoplasmosis
Light Coagulation
Argon
Lasers
Visual Acuity
Membranes

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Results of argon laser photocoagulation in presumed ocular histoplasmosis. / Klein, Michael; Fine, Stuart L.; Patz, Arnall.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 86, No. 2, 08.1978, p. 211-217.

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Klein, Michael ; Fine, Stuart L. ; Patz, Arnall. / Results of argon laser photocoagulation in presumed ocular histoplasmosis. In: Ophthalmology. 1978 ; Vol. 86, No. 2. pp. 211-217.
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