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Choroidal neovascularization in patient undergoing growth hormone treatment

Authors Dias J, Rodrigues E, Martinazzo M, Farah ME

Published 29 August 2008 Volume 2009:3 Pages 89—90


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João R de Oliveira Dias1, Eduardo B Rodrigues2, Maurício Martinazzo2, Michel E Farah2

1Faculty of Medicine, University of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: The association between growth-hormone (GH) and neovascular retinopathies in nondiabetic patients has been reported in earlier series. We report occurrence of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in a 15-year-old male patient undergoing long-term GH therapy. The CNV could be a consequence of the GH-intake in a susceptible myopic patient.

Keywords: choroidal neovascularization, growth hormone, optical coherence tomography, retina, angiogenesis

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