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CURRENT OPHTHALMOLOGY
Year : 1998  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-80

Choroidal neovascular membrane


Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India

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N S Bhatt
Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai
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Choroidal neovascular membrane in the macular area is one of the leading causes of severe visual loss. Usually a manifestation in elderly population, it is often associated with age-related macular degeneration. The current mainstay of management is early diagnosis, usually by fundus examination, aided by angiography and photocoagulation in selected cases. Various other modalities of treatment including surgery are being considered as alternate options, but with limited success. The purpose of this review is to briefly outline the current concepts and the management strategy from a clinician's viewpoint.


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