ABSTRACT

Purpose:

To present several disease which might be mistaken with neovascular age related macular degeneration.

Methods:

Prospective study. During six months Swept Source OCT Angiography (SS-OCTA) was performed in all patients either treated in our clinic for neovascular AMD or presented with the suspection of this disease. Additionally we included all patients with unexplained vision loss associated with any defect in the macula. In all cases spectral domain OCT, swept source OCT and swept source OCT Angiography were performed.

Results:

Several misdiagnoses as central serous chorioretinopathy, adult vitelliform dystrophy, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy or others were diagnosed with SS-OCT A. We diagnosed neovascularization in SS-OCT A in several cases of drusen or posterior uveitis without any visible neovascularization in fluorescein angiography or SS-OCT.

Conclusions:

Swept Source OCT Angiography not only enables to diagnose difficult cases, but also it improves the effects of anti- VEGF treatment of neovascular AMD.


CONTACT DETAILS

 

Zofia MICHALEWSKA*, Karolina BONINSKA, Jerzy NAWROCKI
Ophthalmic Clinic Jasne Blonia
Lodz
Poland
Email : zosia_n@yahoo.com
Cell Phone: +48694251248
Work Phone: +48426368282