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October 2000

Submacular Surgery: A Millennium Update

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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(10):1428-1430. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.10.1428

THE REPORT by Uemura and Thomas in this issue of the ARCHIVES confirms prior work1 demonstrating that subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in children may be managed with submacular surgery, expanding the body of literature on submacular surgery. Both articles acknowledge that subfoveal CNV is seen infrequently in the pediatric population. However, when there is considerable visual impairment, submacular surgery not only can be performed by CNV in children without serious risk of complications but also can achieve excellent visual results.