Subfoveal neovascular membranes in senile macular degeneration: Relationship between membrane size and visual prognosis

Susan B Bressler, Neil M Bressler, Stuart L. Fine, Patricia McCormick, Cheryl Auer

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Neovascular membranes that lie under the geometric center of the foveal avascular zone are larger than neovascular membranes completely outside the foveal avascular zone. Thirty-eight (66%) of 58 subfoveal membranes were greater than 1500 microns in diameter while only seven (12%) of 58 extrafoveal membranes were greater than 1500 microns (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1983



  • Choroidal neovascularization
  • FAZ
  • Foveal avascular zone
  • Krypton laser photocoagulation
  • Senile macular degeneration
  • Subfoveal neovascularization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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