Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Lihteh Wu, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What are the signs and symptoms of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Which studies are performed in the workup of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Which fluorescein angiography (FA) findings are characteristic of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

How is choroidal neovascularization (CNV) classified?

Which indocyanine green (ICG) angiography findings are characteristic of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Which optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings are characteristic of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

How is choroidal neovascularization (CNV) staged following photodynamic therapy (PDT)?

What is the role of anti-VEGF therapy in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) treated?

Which anti-VEGF agents are used in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Which therapies are used in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

How is choroidal neovascularization (CNV) characterized?

What is the pathophysiology of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the prevalence of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in the US?

What is the morbidity of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the sex predilection of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the prognosis of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is included in patient education about choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Which pathologic process can be complicated by choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What are causes of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV)?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the role of fluorescein angiography (FA) in the workup of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the role of indocyanine green (ICG) angiography in the workup of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the workup of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the role of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in the workup of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Treatment

How is choroidal neovascularization (CNV) treated?

What is the role of pegaptanib sodium in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the role of ranibizumab in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the role of bevacizumab in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the role of aflibercept in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the role of brolucizumab in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

What are the possible complications of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

How is choroidal neovascularization (CNV) prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Medications

What is the mechanism of action of anti-VEGF agents in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)?

Which medications in the drug class Ophthalmics, VEGF Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV)?

Which medications in the drug class Photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy are used in the treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV)?

Which medications in the drug class Anti-VEGF therapy are used in the treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV)?