What is the morbidity of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Updated: Jan 07, 2019
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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ARMD is the most common cause of visual loss in people older than 50 years in the developed world. Up to 90% of visual loss in ARMD is secondary to CNV.

Myopia is the seventh greatest cause of registered blindness in the United States and Europe. CNV is responsible for most of this visual loss. [15, 16]

POHS is an uncommon cause of visual loss. Incidence and prevalence in the blind of Tennessee, an area endemic for histoplasmosis, were reported to be 2.8% and 0.5%, respectively. [17]


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