Surgical removal of subfoveal neovascularization in idiopathic juxtafoveolar retinal telangiectasis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy of the surgical removal of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in patients with type 2A idiopathic juxtafoveolar retinal telangiectasis. METHODS: Two patients with bilateral acquired idiopathic juxtafoveolar retinal telangiectasis and a subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane underwent surgical excision of the membrane using standard subretinal surgical techniques. RESULTS: In both cases, surgical removal of the neovascular membrane was complicated by an intimate adherence of the membrane with the overlying neurosensory retina in an area of retinochoroidal anastomosis. A retinal dehiscence occurred in both instances at the time of surgery. Postoperative visual outcome was poor. CONCLUSION: The retinochoroidal anastomoses often visualized in cases of subretinal neovascularization complicating bilateral acquired IJFRT could indicate that there is a fairly marked adherence of the neovascular membrane to the neurosensory retina. Attempts at surgical removal of subretinal membranes in this disease entity with current techniques may be contraindicated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Berger, AS; McCuen, BW; Brown, GC; Brownlow, RL

Published Date

  • 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 94 - 98

PubMed ID

  • 9143035

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0275-004X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006982-199703000-00002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States