Transpupillary Thermotherapy

One of the most recent treatments for Chorodial Neovasular Membranes for patients with age related macular degeneration is Transpupillary Thermotherapy. With TTT treatment 19 per cent of the patients will show two or more lines of improvement in the vision, 50 per cent will have stable vision or improvements by one line and 25 per cent will show decreased vision. Some patients may require more than one treatment. Thermal energy from a special laser disrupts the abnormal Chorodial Neovasular Membranes, keeping the overlying retinal tissue intact.