Choroido-vitreal Neovascularization After Argon Laser Photocoagulation

Spiros O. Galinos, George K. Asdourian, Michael B. Woolf, Morton F. Goldberg, Bruce J. Busse

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Abstract

Argon laser photocoagulation performed to destroy retinal neovascularization in two patients with proliferative sickle retinopathy and one patient with sarcoidosis was complicated by the development of choroidal neovascular tissue that extended through the photocoagulated retina into the vitreous. Attempts to obliterate the neovascular growth were successful in two cases. In the case that did not respond to repeated therapeutic procedures, the possibility of a direct communication with the long posterior ciliary artery was suggested by the presence of a chorioretinal defect in the vicinity of the photocoagulated area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-530
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume93
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1975
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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