December 2002
Volume 43, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   December 2002
Choroidal Neovascular Membrane After Lasik
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • RV Pinto
    Retina Instituto Mineiro de Olhos-IMOL Belo Horizonte Brazil
  • wE smiddy
    Retina bascom palmer eye institute Miami FL
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   R.V. Pinto, None; W.E. smiddy, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 2002, Vol.43, 1216. doi:
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      RV Pinto, wE smiddy; Choroidal Neovascular Membrane After Lasik . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):1216.

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Abstract: : Purpose: To present two cases of choroidal neovascular membrane after Lasik surgery Methods: Two cases reports of choroidal neovascularization shortly after Lasik are presented from two separeted centers Results: In one case an extrafoveal choroidal neovascular membrane, apparently associated with age related macular degeneration occurred three months after a Lasik procedure in a 64 year old hyperopic man.Argon laser treatment and subsequent photodynamic treatment were performed with stabilization of vision.The second case involved neovascularization three weeks following the myopic Lasik procedure, apparently associated with myopia.No treatment was recommended and the vision stabilized at 20/50. Conclusion: The growing number of reports of choroidal neovascularization following Lasik suggests a possible association with the Lasik surgical procedure.Careful preoperative macular evaluation and attention to symptons that might herald the presence of choroidal neovascularization are recommended for patients undergoing Lasik.

Keywords: 346 choroid: neovascularization • 548 refractive surgery: LASIK • 545 refractive surgery: complications 

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