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January 1988

Subretinal Neovascularization in a Pseudophakic Eye Treated With Krypton Laser Photocoagulation: A 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.

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