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I.A. Meunier, D. Iossifov, P. Noe, G. Caputo; Prognosis and treatment of acquired retinal hemangioma : about five cases. . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):3569.
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Purpose: To describe the characteristics, treatment and outcome of acquired retinal hemangioma. Methods: Medical reports including fluorescein angiography of five patients were reviewed. Results: All patients had idiopathic acquired retinal hemangioma combined with dense exsudates and serous retinal detachment. The tumor was solitary in four cases and diffuse in one case. Macula was involved in two eyes. Visual acuity was reduced due to macular edema (1 eye) or to subfoveal exsudates (1 eye). Four eyes underwent successful laser photocoagulation of the vascular tumor. In the diffuse form, vitrectomy was required. Final visual acuity was better than 20/25 in all eyes. Conclusions: Laser photocoagulation alone may be considered as the first and rational approach in asymptomatic cases of acquired retinal hemangioma before extension of severe exsudation to the posterior pole.
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