Bilateral exams warranted to detect CNV in asymptomatic fellow eyes in patients with neovascular AMD

SAN DIEGO — The substantial incidence of asymptomatic choroidal neovascularization in the fellow eye of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration warrants bilateral complete retinal examination of all such patients at each visit, according to a presenter here. Abdhish R. Bhavsar, MD, and colleagues found that in a single-surgeon series of 803 consecutive patients with neovascular AMD, CNV developed in the asymptomatic fellow eye of 50 patients (6.2%). Median age at initial presentation for treatment of the primary eye was 76 years; median age at diagnosis of CNV in the (Read more...)