Inflammatory Choroidal Neovascular Membranes

  • Reema Bansal
  • Vishali Gupta
  • Amod Gupta
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Inflammatory choroidal neovascular membranes are a rare complication of uveitis. They tend to affect eyes with posterior uveitis or panuveitis, and occur more commonly in subfoveal or peripapillary locations. Visual prognosis is guarded due to their chronic, recurrent course. Their diagnosis in early stages is often missed due to the underlying signs of uveitis such as chorioretinal scars, dense vitritis, macular edema, sunset glow fundus, complicated cataract, etc. A high index of suspicion is required to detect them early. Fluorescein angiography plays an important role in confirming the diagnosis. They respond favorably to intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections.


Macular Edema Fluorescein Angiography Intravitreal Bevacizumab Posterior Uveitis Retinal Vasculitis 
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© Springer (India) Pvt. Ltd. 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Eye CentrePost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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