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Joo Youn Shin, Jonghyun Lee, Hyewon Chung, Suk Ho Byeon; Retinal pigment epithelium wound healing after traumatic choroidal rupture. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):6391.
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To investigate wound healing in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) after traumatic indirect choroidal rupture using fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT).
A total of 14 eyes of 14 patients with traumatic indirect choroidal rupture were included. Baseline and last follow-up FAF images were compared to evaluate the extent of RPE healing after choroidal rupture, and associated morphologic characteristics were examined by SD-OCT.
The size of the RPE lesion was reduced in 5 eyes. The change occurred in the fovea in 4 eyes and in the macula in 3 eyes. The change was noted in both the fovea and the macula in 2 eyes; in these cases, the changes were more prominent in the fovea than in the macula. Extra-macular lesions and lesions with deep choroidal involvement did not show any reduction in size. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) developed in 7 eyes. There was no extra-macular CNV.
RPE wound healing after traumatic choroidal rupture is affected by location and extent of the lesion.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.
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