How is choroidal neovascularization (CNV) classified?

Updated: Jan 07, 2019
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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According to its location relative to the center of the fovea, CNV has been classified as follows:

  • Extrafoveal (the near edge of the CNV is 200-1500 µm from the center of the fovea)
  • Juxtafoveal (the near edge of the CNV is 1-199 µm from the center of the fovea)
  • Subfoveal

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