submacular surgery

submacular surgery

A treatment for wet macular degeneration consisting of surgical removal of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization and the bleeding that accompanies it.
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The exclusion criteria were (1) history of prior treatment for CNV, including laser, submacular surgery, or radiation; (2) history of a sub-Tenon capsule injection of triamcinolone acetonide, photodynamic laser treatment (PDT), or anti-VEGF injection in the 6 months before the baseline treatment of idiopathic CNV; (3) cataract surgery during follow-up; and (4) significant hepatic disease such as active hepatitis, hypersensitivity, or allergy to fluorescein (excluded because of the absence of angiographic studies) [5].
Previous treatments regimens have included: observation, submacular surgery, focal laser, neurosurgical shunts, and recently anti-angiogenic agents (3, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18).
Submacular surgery, radiation, steroids, photodynamic therapy, and most recently anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy are current therapeutic options for this condition.