Follow-up study in eyes with choroidal neovascularization caused by presumed ocular histoplasmosis

Michael Klein, Stuart L. Fine, David L. Knox, Arnall Patz

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Abstract

Sixty-four eyes of 60 patients with ocular histoplasmosis, and choroidal neovascularization documented by fluorescein angiography, and not treated with photocoagulation, were followed for an average of 29 months. The primary determinant of visual outcome was the proximity of the neovascular membrane to the fovea. Sixty-four percent of eyes with membranes 0.25 disk diameter or greater from the fovea had a final visual acuity of 6 12 ( 20 40) or better, and 71% of such eyes maintained or improved initial visual acuity. All eyes with subfoveal neovascularization had a poor visual result. Other factors related to visual prognosis included initial visual acuity, size of the neovascular membrane, size of sensory retinal detachment, and presence of hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)830-835
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume83
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Histoplasmosis
Choroidal Neovascularization
Visual Acuity
Membranes
Fluorescein Angiography
Light Coagulation
Retinal Detachment
Hemorrhage

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Follow-up study in eyes with choroidal neovascularization caused by presumed ocular histoplasmosis. / Klein, Michael; Fine, Stuart L.; Knox, David L.; Patz, Arnall.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 83, No. 6, 1977, p. 830-835.

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Klein, Michael ; Fine, Stuart L. ; Knox, David L. ; Patz, Arnall. / Follow-up study in eyes with choroidal neovascularization caused by presumed ocular histoplasmosis. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1977 ; Vol. 83, No. 6. pp. 830-835.
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