Table 1

Data of the 19 eyes with juxtafoveolar or extrafoveolar choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) secondary to age related macular degeneration. Location, size (mm2), and distance (mm) of CNV to the mean fixation point (MFP) as well as the visual acuity, standard deviation for stability of fixation (in degrees), and location of the MFP before and after laser photocoagulation are shown. The last columns give the subjective impression of visual performance as reported by the patients and objective findings during follow up

NoEyeChoroidal neovascularisationVisual acuityFixation stabilityLocation of fixationPatients’ subjective impressionObjective findings (angiography)
Location relative to foveaSizeDistance to MFPPrePostPrePostInitialChange
1RInferior2.850.710.40.51.400.33centralnoneVA stable
2RInferior3.150.200.160.1250.650.62centralnoneMetamorphopsiaCNV recurrence
3RTemporal superiorleft2.950.320.50.4p0.390.35centralnoneCNV recurrence
4RInferior0.651.510.40.41.080.95centralnoneSlight improvement
5LNasalleft0.730.270.40.30.530.59centralnoneSlightly worseCNV persistence
6LTemporalright1.70.50.4p0.20.470.89centralnoneImprovementSubfoveal recurrence
7RSuperior0.830.440.30.31.451.40centralmore stableStable
8RInferior0.541.760.20.160.900.39centralnoneMetamorphopsia gone, stable
9LSuperior1.380.050.130.16p0.972.68supnasalImprovement
10LNasalleft0.840.410.50.40.480.47tempmore centralImprovement, scotoma decreased
11LNasal inferiorleft1.50.191/151/150.760.37tempnoneNo reading ability at all
12RSuperior0.911.040.50.51.150.49nasal infmore centralSame reading performance but subjectively worse
13LTemporal inferiorright4.50.60.3p0.3p0.661.04nasalnoneSubjectively better
14RNasalright1.180.330.40.40.670.66tempmore stableBetter reading ability
15RNasalright1.10.330.30.5p1.561.31supmore centralMetamorphopsia gone, stable, but less reading ability
16RNasal inferiorright0.881.011/15 1/20 1.411.23supmore centralImprovement
17LTemporalright0.551.350.20.1251.341.88nasalmore nasalStable
18LTemporalright1.610.290.30.30.580.54slight nasalmore centralStable, poor reading ability
19LInferior4.010.790.1250.20.541.42supnoneSubjectively slightly worse