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Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología

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TORRON-FERNANDEZ-BLANCO, C. et al. Retinal angiomatous proliferation not associated with age-related macular degeneration: Favourable outcome after photodynamic therapy. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.2, pp.121-124. ISSN 0365-6691.

Case: A 55-year-old male was diagnosed with exudative-hemorrhagic maculopathy, with no signs observed of drusen or pigmentary epithelium defects suggestive of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Fluorescein angiography (FA) and indocyanine green choroidal angiography (ICGA) showed retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP). Afferent arteriole and retinal drainage venule connection was also observed. Treatment with a single Photodynamic Therapy provided an optimal outcome. Discussion: RAP is a form of neovascular ARMD described in recent years; it consists of an angiomatous proliferation that originates from the retinal capillary system and extends posteriorly into the subretinal space. Our patient showed typical RAP findings without any sign of ARMD.

Palabras clave : Retinal angiomatous proliferation; ARMD; neurosensorial detachment; choroidal neovascularization; photodynamic therapy.

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