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Pachychoroid neovasculopathy in extramacular choroidal neovascularization

Authors Gupta M, Rusu I, Seidman C, Orlin A, D'Amico D, Kiss S

Received 26 January 2016

Accepted for publication 7 April 2016

Published 12 July 2016 Volume 2016:10 Pages 1275—1282

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S105080

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Mrinali Patel Gupta, Irene Rusu, Carly Seidman, Anton Orlin, Donald J D’Amico, Szilard Kiss

Department of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA

Purpose: To review a series of extramacular choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVMs) in the context of their choroidal features, as determined by optical coherence tomography (OCT).
Methods: Patients with extramacular CNVMs were identified from a tertiary care center through a review of records. The charts and cases were reviewed using multimodal imaging including fundus photography, OCT, fluorescein angiography (FA), and indocyanine angio­graphy (ICG).
Results: Of six patients with extramacular CNVMs evaluated in this series, four patients (66.7%) exhibited pachychoroidopathy on OCT imaging under or adjacent to the extramacular CNVM. All four of these patients also exhibited pachychoroidopathy in the macular OCT distant from the CNVM.
Conclusion: Pachychoroidopathy is implicated in some cases of extramacular CNVMs. This represents the first report, to our knowledge, of pachychoroidopathy in extramacular CNVM.

Keywords: choroidal neovascularization, pachychoroidopathy, pachychoroid neovasculopathy, peripheral disciform lesions, extramacular choroidal neovascularization, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy

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