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[Surgical treatment of retrofoveal choroid neovascularization in multifocal choroiditis].

AbstractBACKGROUND:
Surgical removal of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization allows visual improvement, especially in young patients.
METHODS:
Three eyes of 3 patients were prospectively studied. Subfoveal choroidal neovascularization was related to presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. The surgical procedure included vitrectomy, surgical excision of the neovascular membrane, and air tamponnade.
RESULTS:
Follow-up was 6, 12 and 20 months. Vision improved in 2 eyes. In one case, recurrent extrafoveal neovascularization was treated with laser photocoagulation.
DISCUSSION:
Surgery seems to be an alternative to photocoagulation in subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in presumed ocular histoplasmosis.
AuthorsJ F Korobelnik, D Hannouche, F Marin, V Aussedat, T Hoang-Xuan
JournalJournal franc╠žais d'ophtalmologie (J Fr Ophtalmol) Vol. 21 Issue 2 Pg. 146-51 (Feb 1998) ISSN: 0181-5512 [Print] FRANCE
Vernacular TitleTraitement chirurgical des néovaisseaux choroïdiens rétrofovéolaires au cours de la choroïdite multifocale.
PMID9759398 (Publication Type: Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Adult
  • Air
  • Choroidal Neovascularization (etiology, surgery)
  • Choroiditis (complications, microbiology)
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fovea Centralis
  • Histoplasmosis (complications)
  • Humans
  • Laser Coagulation
  • Prospective Studies
  • Recurrence
  • Syndrome
  • Vision, Ocular (physiology)
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitrectomy

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