Vitreous surgery for hemorrhagic and fibrous complications of age-related macular degeneration

Am J Ophthalmol. 1988 Jan 15;105(1):25-9. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(88)90116-x.


We applied vitreous surgical techniques in the treatment of hemorrhagic and fibrous complications of choroidal neovascular membranes by removing subretinal scars or hemorrhage, or both, in four patients. The surgical goals were achieved in all patients. Visual acuity improved in three patients. The major complication was recurrent detachment associated with large retinotomies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Fibrosis
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Macular Degeneration / complications*
  • Macular Degeneration / pathology
  • Macular Degeneration / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Retina / pathology
  • Retinal Detachment / etiology
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitrectomy*
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage / surgery*