Surgery for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis

Alfredo Adán, Carlos Mateo, Charlotte Wolley-Dod

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization in a patient with toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis who underwent surgical excision. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 36-year-old woman with toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis presented with sudden dimness of vision and metamorphopsia in the left eye. The patient was examined with ophthalmoscopy and fluorescein angiography. RESULTS: Fundus examination and fluorescein angiography of the left eye revealed a subfoveal choroidal neovascularization. Pars plana vitrectomy with submacular surgery was performed, with a postoperative improvement of visual acuity and resolution of the distortion. CONCLUSIONS: This case report describes a case of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization associated with toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis that responded remarkably well to vitrectomy surgery. © 2003 by Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-387
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume135
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003

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