What are the signs and symptoms of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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In the history, patients with CNV describe the following:

  • Painless loss of vision
  • Metamorphopsia
  • Paracentral or central scotoma
  • Apparent change in image size

Physical findings in patients with CNV include the following:

  • Subretinal blood
  • Subretinal fluid
  • Lipid exudation
  • Retinal pigment epithelial detachment
  • Subretinal fibrosis (disciform scar)

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.

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