Feeder vessel photocoagulation has been described as a treatment technique for various forms of abnormal new vessel growth.1-3 To our knowledge, successful laser photocoagulation of a feeder vessel supplying subfoveal neovascularization has not been reported.
We describe a patient with the presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome who experienced recurrent subfoveal neovascularization following the surgical removal of a subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane. Laser photocoagulation of the feeder vessels supplying the subfoveal recurrence resulted in involution of the membrane and improvement in visual acuity.
Report of a Case.
A 47-year-old woman with the ocular histoplasmosis syndrome was seen for decreased visual acuity in the right eye due to recurrent subretinal neovascularization following two laser treatments.Visual acuity was 20/60 OD and 20/400 OS. Posteriorly in the right macula there were two laser scars: one inferior and one superior to the fovea. Recurrent neovascularization extended from the edge of the inferior scar through
Melberg NS, Thomas MA. Successful Feeder Vessel Laser Treatment of Recurrent Neovascularization Following Subfoveal Surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(2):224–226. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100130218024
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