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.
- : Peripapillary choroidal neovascularization
- age-related macular degeneration
Field of Science*
- 3.2 Clinical medicine
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