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July 1975

Choroido-vitreal Neovascularization After Argon Laser Photocoagulation

Author Affiliations

From the Sickle Cell Eye Clinic, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(7):524-530. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020540012

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.

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