December 2002
Volume 43, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   December 2002
Macular Translocation With Scleral Shortening
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • MA Herion
    Ophthalmology St Louis University St Louis MO
  • L Akduman
    Saint Louis MO
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   M.A. Herion, None; L. Akduman, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 2002, Vol.43, 3499. doi:
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      MA Herion, L Akduman; Macular Translocation With Scleral Shortening . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):3499.

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Abstract: : Purpose: Three patients who underwent macular translocation surgery for subfoveal choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) are presented. Methods: Two patients had CNVM secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and one patient had CNVM secondary to punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). In patients with AMD, CNVM was applied thermal laser photocoagulation following macular translocation surgery, and in the patient with PIC, CNVM was removed surgically. Results: In the group with AMD, one patient improved form 20/250 to 20/70, and the other from 20/200 to 20/60. The patient with PIC improved from 20/200 to 20/60. Follow-up times were 12, 6 and 4 months respectively. Conclusion: Macular translocation with scleral shortening may improve vision in patients with CNVM secondary to AMD or other diseases complicated with CNVM such as PIC.

Keywords: 308 age-related macular degeneration • 345 choroid • 353 clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: outcomes/complications 

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