Bilateral Peripapillary Choroidal Neovascularization Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Case Report

Dručka Eva, Elksnis Ēriks, Šepetiene Svetlana, Ozoliņš Artūrs

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Abstract

A 50-year-old female was diagnosed with significant peripapillary choroidal neovascularization (PCNV) in the left eye (LE). 12 months after a close follow-up, 4 intravitreal injections with bevacizumab and retinal laser photocoagulation were performed to limit the distribution of the lesion. A year after the primary diagnosis in the LE, a tiny PCNV also developed in the right eye (RE). Simultaneous activity was additionally observed in both peripapillary lesions at the time. At the last follow-up, after 43 months, the best corrected visual acuity in the RE was 0.8, but in the LE it was only 0.2. In total, the LE received 6 intravitreal injections with bevacizumab, while the RE received 3 injections.The case report concludes that early diagnosis and intervention helps maintain visual acuity better in the cases of a small lesion than in developed significant PCNV with intense activity characterised with oedema, hard exudates and haemorrhages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalActa Chirurgica Latviensis
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • : Peripapillary choroidal neovascularization
  • age-related macular degeneration
  • anti-VEGF

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)

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