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Myopic Maculopathy: A Review.
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PMID:  22846778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pathological myopia is a major cause of irreversible vision loss and is the fourth to ninth most frequent cause of blindness in the world. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathological myopia is the leading cause of vision impairment in patients younger than 50 years. New scientific contributions have been made to the understanding of high myopia and associated CNV. New treatments have been used in recent years, and the results are still controversial. This paper is an updated review of pathological myopia - its definition and progression, epidemiology and genetics - and a review of myopic CNV including the natural history, epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenic mechanisms and treatment.
Authors:
Rufino Silva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1423-0267     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0054655     Medline TA:  Ophthalmologica     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Department of Ophthalmology, Coimbra University Hospital, AIBILI: Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image, Coimbra, Portugal.
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