http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2010/congress/Non-Age-Related-Macular-Degeneration-Nor-Diabetes-Neovascularization.flv

Ivan Fiser (Prague, Czech Republic)

Advantages:

Peripheral choroidal neovascularization (CNV) is not a rare condition in patients in the age group of Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). Extramacular CNV can be far away from the macula, although the clinical appearance of the posterior pole may mimic the classic exudative maculopathy. The exudation in the macula can be so extensive that any treatment has limited effectiveness.

Methods:

The paper will show the typical findings of extensive exudation at the posterior pole, due to peripheral CNV.

Effectiveness / Safety:

Statistical evidence will not be matter of the paper, which will concentrate on imaging.

Take home message:

The destruction of the macula may not be necessarily of sub macular origin. The peripheral CNV can be source of extensive macular exudation.