choroidal neovascular membrane

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choroidal neovascular membrane (CNV)

A sheet of proliferating tiny new blood vessels from the CHOROID that pushes forward through breaks in BRUCH'S MEMBRANE to lie immediately under the RETINA. It then leaks fluid which pools under, and elevates, the retina locally causing visual loss. This is the mechanism underlying AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION.
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Choroidal neovascular membranes respond to TTT (Transpupillary thermotheraphy).
Treatment of peripapillary choroidal neovascular membranes with intravitreal bevacizumab.
Submacular hemorrhage (SMH), may occur secondary to some ophthalmologic disorders such as choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM), ocular trauma, arterial macroaneurysms and pathological myopia.
To understand the clinical management of patients with choroidal neovascular membrane (Group 8.
To understand the natural progress of choroidal neovascular membrane (Group 1.
Clinicopathologic features of surgically excised choroidal neovascular membranes.
Transdifferentiated retinal pigment epithelial cells are immunoreactive for vascular endothelial growth factor in surgically excised age-related macular degeneration-related choroidal neovascular membranes.
Derriman L, Marshall J, Moorman C & Downes SM (2008): The use of intravitreal bevacizumab to treat choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVMs).
Subretinal membranes can be pigmented, although this is not usually very marked in AMD and more apparent in choroidal neovascular membranes, CNV) associated with inflammation or myopia.
This article discusses the more common causes of such symptoms, including epiretinal membrane, macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), non-AMD choroidal neovascular membranes, central serous retinopathy (CSR) and vascular maculopathies.
32) Laser photocoagulation was shown in a randomised controlled trial to reduce VA loss in people with juxtafoveal and extrafoveal choroidal neovascular membranes compared to untreated patients.