Correlation between neovascular lesion type and clinical characteristics of nonneovascular fellow eyes in patients with unilateral, neovascular age-related macular degeneration

Marcela Marsiglia, Sucharita Boddu, Christine Y Chen, Jesse J Jung, Sarah Mrejen, Roberto Gallego-Pinazo, K Bailey Freund

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Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the association between the type of neovascularization (NV) and the clinical characteristics of nonneovascular fellow eyes in patients with unilateral, neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Methods: Eighty-three patients with treatment-naive, unilateral, neovascular age-related macular degeneration were retrospectively analyzed. Neovascular lesions were classified using both fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography as Type 1 (subretinal pigment epithelium), 2 (subretinal), 3 (intraretinal), or mixed NV. The associations between NV lesion type and baseline clinical and imaging characteristics of the fellow eye, including central geographic atrophy, noncentral geographic atrophy, pigmentary changes, soft drusen, cuticular drusen, reticular pseudodrusen, and subfoveal choroidal thickness, were examined. Subfoveal choroidal thickness was defined as thin if thickness was
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)966 - 974
Number of pages9
JournalRetina-The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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