Choroidal Neovascularization Associated with Choroidal Hemangiomas

Alan J. Ruby, Lee M. Jampol, Morton F. Goldberg, Robert Schroeder, Susan Anderson Nelson

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Abstract

Two patients with choroidal hemangiomas developed choroidal neovascularization. One patient with Sturge-Weber syndrome, a unilateral diffuse choroidal hemangioma, and a serous detachment of the macula was treated with yellow dye laser photocoagulation in a grid pattern to the tumor before glaucoma filtration surgery. Four years after successful laser treatment, the patient developed subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in an area of treatment. A second patient with a circumscribed choroidal hemangioma developed spontaneous subfoveal choroidal neovascularization 12 years after initial diagnosis of the hemangioma. The development of choroidal neovascularization associated with choroidal hemangiomas represents a potential cause of poor visual outcome in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-661
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume110
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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