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Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología

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RUIZ-MORENO, J.M.; AMAT-PERAL, P.; LUGO, F.L.  y  MONTERO, J.A.. Surgical removal of peripapillary choroidal neovascularization in young patients. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.1, pp.39-42. ISSN 0365-6691.

Purpose: To analyze anatomical and visual outcomes after subretinal surgery for peripapillary choroidal neovascularization (CNV) not associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Five eyes from five patients with peripapillary CNV who had been treated by subretinal surgery were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The patients averaged 32 years of age (range, 11 to 49, SD 14.5 years) and mean follow-up was 31.4 months (range, 8 to 48, SD 20.8 months). Best corrected visual acuity was 0.05 (range, 0.001 to 0.16, SD 0.07) before surgery and 0.64 (range, 0.2 to 0.9, SD 0.26) after surgery (p=0.005; Student´s t test for paired data). Neither intraoperative nor postoperative incidences occurred. Conclusions: Surgical removal may be considered one of the therapeutic options to treat peripapillary CNV not related to AMD.

Palabras clave : Peripapillary choroidal neovascularization; vitrectomy; subretinal surgery; non-AMD-related choroidal neovascularization.

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