Which pathologic process can be complicated by choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Virtually any pathologic process that involves the RPE and damages the Bruch membrane can be complicated by CNV.

In a study examining the relationship of smoking to CNV secondary to presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS), Chheda et al found that the risk of smokers having CNV secondary to POHS is 3 times higher than that of nonsmokers. The risk increased with age and decreased with increasing level of educational information. [22]

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