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Treatment of iatrogenic choriovitreal neovascularisation in sickle cell disease.
  1. R W Acheson,
  2. P D Fox,
  3. E L Chuang and
  4. G R Serjeant
  1. Medical Research Council Laboratories (Jamaica), University of the West Indies.


    The effect of scatter photocoagulation on the perfusion of iatrogenic choriovitreal neovascularisation (CVN) has been assessed by a randomised trial in 35 CVN lesions in 18 eyes with proliferative sickle retinopathy. No difference in size or vascularity of CVN lesions was apparent between the nine treated and nine control eyes over a median follow-up of 42 months. Scatter photocoagulation by the stated protocol was not effective in the treatment of CVN.

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