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January 1988

Subretinal Neovascularization in a Pseudophakic Eye Treated With Krypton Laser PhotocoagulationA Clinicopathologic Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Ophthalmology (Drs Grossniklaus and Frank) and Institute of Pathology (Dr Grossniklaus), University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University; and the Eye Pathology Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore (Dr Green).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(1):78-81. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130084034

• A 76-year-old myopic woman who had undergone bilateral extracapsular cataract extractions and received posterior intraocular lens implants underwent two sessions of krypton laser photocoagulation for subretinal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration in her right eye. The patient expired and histopathologic examination of her treated eye showed a posterior chamber intraocular lens with both haptics in the ciliary sulcus, areas of macular degeneration, evidence of krypton laser photocoagulation including a full-thickness retinal scar, and an area of clinically unsuspected subretinal neovascularization.