December 2002
Volume 43, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   December 2002
Feeder Vessel Treatment of Recurrent Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • JK Luu
    Glaser Murphy Retina Treatment Centers Towson/Chevy Chase MD
  • TA Baudo
    Florida Eye Institute Vero Beach FL
  • BM Glaser
    Glaser Murphy Retina Treatment Centers Towson/Chevy Chase MD
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   J.K. Luu, None; T.A. Baudo, None; B.M. Glaser, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 2002, Vol.43, 2510. doi:
  • Views
  • Share
  • Tools
    • Alerts
      This feature is available to authenticated users only.
      Sign In or Create an Account ×
    • Get Citation

      JK Luu, TA Baudo, BM Glaser; Feeder Vessel Treatment of Recurrent Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):2510.

      Download citation file:

      © ARVO (1962-2015); The Authors (2016-present)

  • Supplements

Abstract: : Purpose: To evaluate feeder vessel treatment of recurrent CNV associated with the scar of previous MPS-type treatment. Methods: Feeder vessels were treated in 16 consecutive eyes based on FA and High-Speed ICG images. Vision was measured at 6 months and 12 months and compared to baseline visual acuity prior to treatment. Results: 15/16 had classic CNV. All had feeder vessel treatment within the scar. One had additional feeder vessel treatment outside the scar. Treatment of feeder vessels attenuated or closed the CNV in all patients. Vision improved 2 lines in 7/16 and remained stable (+/–2 lines) in 9/16 at 6 months. Twelve patients were followed for 12 months or more. In this group 4/12 improved 2, 7/12 remained stable and 1/12 had vision decrease by 6 lines. No patients experienced a loss of more than 6 lines at any point during the study period. Conclusion: Recurrent CNV can be safely and effectively treated using the feeder vessel technique.

Keywords: 308 age-related macular degeneration • 346 choroid: neovascularization • 554 retina 

This PDF is available to Subscribers Only

Sign in or purchase a subscription to access this content. ×

You must be signed into an individual account to use this feature.