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Idiopathic choriovitreal membrane--a case report.
  1. S H Sinclair and
  2. B D Salmenson
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Hahnemann University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA 19102.


    A case of a macular idiopathic choriovitreal membrane is described which developed in a diabetic man. On initial examination the patient was found to have a pigment epithelial detachment with a choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) in the right eye. Two months after the first visit the CNVM was seen to have penetrated the retina and presented as a choriovitreal membrane. Panretinal photocoagulation was applied after which the choriovitreal membrane demonstrated fibrotic involution. This case is unusual in that the choriovitreal membrane developed in the absence of a choroidal or retinal pigment epithelial disease process that may be associated with a CNVM as well as in the absence of previous macular laser treatment.

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