Submacular surgery for age-related macular degeneration

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Abstract

The current focus of submacular surgical techniques is to remove large submacular hemorrhages or subfoveal choroidal neovascular membranes with minimal iatrogenic injury to the native subretinal tissues. While the techniques and instrumentation are advancing rapidly, the visual results have been disappointing. Without a properly controlled prospective randomized clinical trial, submacular surgery cannot be recommended for either subfoveal choroidal neovascularization or submacular hemorrhage at the present time. The Submacular Surgery Trial will serve to show the natural history of large subfoveal choroidal neovascularization and submacular hemorrhage in age- related macular degeneration (AMD), and to identify those patients who may benefit from current submacular surgical techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-44
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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