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Retina
– Age Related Macular Degeneration


 

  • M. Uyama, K Takahashi, N Ida, et al ( Department of Ophthalmology, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Osaka, Japan)

    The second eye of Japanese patients with unilateral exudative age related macular degeneration.

    Br. J. Ophthalmol Sept.2000; 84: 1018-1023

        

    The second eye of unilaterally affected patients with exudative (neovascular) age related macular degeneration (AMD) treated during a 10 year period (1988-1997) were followed up for more than a year.

       

    Evidence of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) was confirmed by fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography.

       

    Macular lesions in patients, in whom CNV developed in the second eye, were retrospectively evaluated from patient records. 

       

    All 170 patients were Japanese. CNV developed in the second eye in 12 (7%) of these patients, 30.3 months on average after the first examination.

       

    CNV in the second eye was found to be relatively low compared with that in white patients. CNV usually developed from serous pigment epithelial detachment (PED) in the macula (58%). Soft drusen were not prevalent and the risk of developing CNV was not very high (18%).

        

 



 

 

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Retina – Age Related Macular Degeneration
 

  • M. Uyama, K Takahashi, N Ida, et al ( Department of Ophthalmology, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Osaka, Japan)
    The second eye of Japanese patients with unilateral exudative age related macular degeneration.
    Br. J. Ophthalmol Sept.2000; 84: 1018-1023
        
    The second eye of unilaterally affected patients with exudative (neovascular) age related macular degeneration (AMD) treated during a 10 year period (1988-1997) were followed up for more than a year.
       
    Evidence of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) was confirmed by fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography.
       
    Macular lesions in patients, in whom CNV developed in the second eye, were retrospectively evaluated from patient records. 
       
    All 170 patients were Japanese. CNV developed in the second eye in 12 (7%) of these patients, 30.3 months on average after the first examination.
       
    CNV in the second eye was found to be relatively low compared with that in white patients. CNV usually developed from serous pigment epithelial detachment (PED) in the macula (58%). Soft drusen were not prevalent and the risk of developing CNV was not very high (18%).
        

 

 

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