Which therapies are used in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Updated: Jan 07, 2019
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Laser photocoagulation

Photodynamic therapy – Uses light-activated drugs (eg, verteporfin) and nonthermal light to achieve selective destruction of CNV; may be combined with intravitreal agents

Surgical excision of subfoveal CNV via pars plana vitrectomy

Surgical translocation of the fovea, for subfoveal CNV; the resulting juxtafoveal or extrafoveal CNV can then be treated with standard laser photocoagulation or PDT

Low-dose radiation therapy

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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