J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2013 Apr;54(4):610-617. 10.3341/jkos.2013.54.4.610.

Predictive Factors for Visual Outcome after Treatment for Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. ihyun@inje.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.


To determine predictive factors associated with visual outcome after treatment for myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV).
Medical records of the patients who underwent photodynamic therapy (PDT), intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (Anti-VEGF) injection, or combination therapy of PDT and Anti-VEGF for myopic CNV, and followed up for more than a year, were reviewed retrospectively. Multiple linear regression analyses were performed to evaluate the predictive factors significantly associated with the visual outcome at 1 year after the treatment.
Mean best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 45 eyes of 45 patients showed statistically significant improvement 1 year after the treatment with a mean of 3.5 line improvement (p < 0.01, Wilcoxon signed rank test). Age, 1-month BCVA after treatment and treatment type appeared to be associated with the 1-year visual outcome after treatment for mCNV (p = 0.033, p < 0.001, and p = 0.044, respectively, multivariate linear regression analysis).
Younger age (less than 40 years), better 1-month BCVA after treatment, intravitreal Anti-VEGF monotherapy were associated with improved visual outcome after treatment for mCNV. In particular, 1-month BCVA after treatment is a useful indicator to predict therapeutic response after treatment for mCNV.


Anti-VEGF; Bevacizumab; Myopic CNV; PDT; Ranibizumab
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