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Jackson M. Scharf, Giulia Corradetti, Ahmed Roshdy Alagorie, Christelle Grondin, Assaf Hilely, Derrick Wang, SriniVas Sadda, David Sarraf; Choriocapillaris Flow Deficits and Treatment-Naïve Macular Neovascularization Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2020;61(11):11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.61.11.11.
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To evaluate choriocapillaris (CC) flow deficits (FD) in eyes with treatment-naïve macular neovascularization (MNV) and to compare CC FD around exudative versus nonexudative MNV.
Treatment-naïve eyes with a diagnosis of either exudative or nonexudative AMD and type 1 MNV were included. Normal control eyes were age-matched to each AMD eye one to one. En face optical coherence tomography angiograms were analyzed for percentage of CC FD (FD%) in two concentric 500 µm rings, ring 1 and ring 2, surrounding the dark halo around MNV. The mean CC FD% in ring 1 and ring 2 was evaluated for each eye. A secondary analysis was similarly carried out to investigate the differences in CC FD% in exudative versus nonexudative treatment-naïve MNV.
Twenty-three eyes with treatment-naïve MNV were age matched with 23 normal controls. The mean CC FD% was significantly greater in both rings in the MNV versus the normal control group (P < 0.05) and was significantly greater in the inner ring, closer to the lesion, than the outer ring. The mean FD% was also greater in both rings in the exudative versus the nonexudative MNV group, but this difference did not reach statistical significance.
The CC FD% was greater in the area surrounding MNV versus age-matched normal controls and in the ring closer to the MNV lesion. Further, CC FD was greater in eyes with exudative versus nonexudative MNV in both rings surrounding the associated dark halo, although this difference was not statistically significant.
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