Choroidal neovascularisation in pathological myopia: an update in management

Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Nov;89(11):1522-8. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2005.074716.


Choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) secondary to pathological myopia is an important cause of significant visual impairment in young and middle aged adults globally and is particularly prevalent in Asian populations. In the past few years, there have been rapid advancements in the different treatments for myopic CNV. The purpose of this perspective is to give an overview of the natural history of myopic CNV and the various treatment options including laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy, sub-macular surgery, and macular translocation surgery. Future directions in the management of myopic CNV are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Choroidal Neovascularization / diagnosis
  • Choroidal Neovascularization / etiology*
  • Choroidal Neovascularization / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Laser Coagulation
  • Macula Lutea / surgery
  • Myopia, Degenerative / complications*
  • Photochemotherapy