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Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1995 Nov-Dec;26(6):513-8.

Indocyanine green angiography for recurrent choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration.

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New England Eye Center, New England Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

Recurrence of choroidal neovascular membranes (CNV) occurs frequently following laser photocoagulation. Recurrent CNV can be difficult to treat because they may not be well defined by fluorescein angiography.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

The fluorescein and indocyanine green (ICG) angiograms of 58 eyes of 57 patients who presented with clinically suspected recurrence were evaluated retrospectively.

RESULTS:

In 14 eyes (24%), a well-defined recurrent CNV could be identified by evaluating the fluorescein angiogram. In 6 (14%) of the remaining 44 eyes, a well-defined recurrent CNV was identifiable by ICG angiography.

CONCLUSION:

A role for ICG angiography in the care of patients with suspected recurrent CNV is discussed.

PMID:
8746571
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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