Focal Choroidal Elevations: Localized Pigment Epithelial Contour Alterations due to Isolated Choroidal Vessels.

Conclusions: FCE are relatively frequently encountered morphologic features of elderly patients with ARMD, high myopia, and ARCA, and have a distinct clinical and imaging morphology which differs from classically described chorioretinal folds. The lesions may commonly be mistaken for pigment epithelial detachments on ophthalmoscopy, may be associated with CNV in fellow eyes, and have a characteristic SD-OCT appearance. PMID: 31687198 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research

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The actual numbers of people blind or with poor vision continue to increase despite so excellent progress that is being made in reducing the prevalence or percentage of people affected. More attention is required to provide quality outcomes for cataract surgery, prevent and manage myopia, detect and treat diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Although more ophthalmologists are needed to provide this eye care, it is important that ophthalmologists work in effective teams with allied eye health personal to be able to meet the community needs.
Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Perspectives Source Type: research
The choroid is involved directly and indirectly in many pathological conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, myopia-related chorioretinal atrophy and central serous chorioretinopathy. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has gradually become a fundamental part of modern resources in the hands of ophthalmologists. The enhanced depth imaging technique and swept-source OCT make a great contribution to conventional in vivo choroid assessment. This review focuses on the most common neurological conditions in which choroid assessment by OCT may provide help in early diagnosis and be used as an interdisciplinary follow...
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Conclusion: Advanced age, systemic anticoagulation, and hypertension are strong risk factors. RRD associated with massive SSCH is an extremely rare event. Vitrectomy and choroidal blood drainage can effectively remove suprachoroidal hemorrhage and promote retinal reattachment in these eyes. However, the final visual prognosis usually remains poor. PMID: 31160485 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Bioscience Reports - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Biosci Rep Source Type: research
To test the hypothesis that refractive errors such as myopia and hyperopia cause an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and to quantify the degree of risk.
Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionIntravitreal ranibizumab is a highly cost-effective intervention for the treatment of CNV due to causes other than nAMD and PM as it delivers substantial QALY gains to patients while making cost savings vs. BSC.FundingNovartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd.
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CONCLUSION: Pharmacotherapy with anti-VEGF agents is an effective treatment option for CNV due to uncommon etiologies. PMID: 30727875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Francesco Pichi, Kanika Aggarwal, Piergiorgio Neri, Paola Salvetti, Andrea Lembo, Paolo Nucci, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Vishali GuptaIndian Journal of Ophthalmology 2018 66(12):1716-1726 A structurally and functionally intact choroid tissue is vitally important for the retina function. Although central retinal artery is responsible to supply the inner retina, choroidal vein network is responsible for the remaining one-third of the external part. Abnormal choroidal blood flow leads to photoreceptor dysfunction and photoreceptor death in the retina, and the choroid has vital roles in the pathophysiology of many diseases such...
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In conclusion, thyroid cancer patients older than 50 years-old have increased risk of AMD.
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