Laser-induced choroidal neovascularization detected on optical coherence tomography angiography in patients with diabetic retinopathy

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Abstract

Purpose: To report two cases of laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV) using swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCTA) imaging in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Observations: Two patients developed CNV adjacent to laser scars, and these neovascular lesions were detected on SS-OCTA imaging. Historically, both patients had subretinal fluid associated with these lesions. Visual acuity for both patients was 20/25 in the affected eyes. Both patients were observed over multiple years with stable CNV and visual acuity. Conclusions and importance: SS-OCTA was able to detect laser-induced CNV in a rapid and non-invasive manner. When there is no foveal involvement and excellent visual acuity, we recommend close observation since the CNV may not progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101316
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Volume25
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Choroidal neovascularization (CNV)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Laser
  • Photocoagulation
  • Swep -source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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