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Role of oral rifampicin in central serous choroidopathy (CSC)

Session Details

Session Title: Quick Fire Free Paper 5

Session Date/Time: Sunday 14/09/2014 | 11:00-13:00

Paper Time: 12:15

Venue: Boulevard B

First Author: : M.Agarwal INDIA

Co Author(s): :    R. Venkatesh              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate the role of oral rifampicin in the management of central serous choroidopathy.

Setting:

Patients of non resolving chronic CSC and non resolving acute CSC with subfoveal leaks who presented to a tertiary eye care centre in North India and could not afford photodynamic therapy (PDT) were treated with oral rifampicin-300mg twice a day.

Methods:

prospective analysis was done of 10 patients of non resolving CSC who were treated with oral rifampicin-300mg twice daily for 3 months after a systemic evaluation. Baseline visual acuity, fundus fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography were recorded and the patients were followed up

Results:

8 out of 10 pts. showed resolution of the SRF.5pts. after 1month treatment and 3 after 2 months treatment and 2 pts. were treatment failure who were having recurrent non resolving acute CSC with sub-foveal leaks out of which 1patient underwent PDT.

Conclusions:

Rifampicin could provide a cost effective option of treatment for pts. where other modalities of treatment are not possible

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