You are following a patient with successful treatment of a subretinal neovascular membrane from any of the following disorders:
Or edema secondary to:
If this patient were to suddenly develop any of the following signs or symptoms or findings on OCT, this may justify a re-referral to the initial treating retinal subspecialist.
Signs and Symptoms
- Decreased central visual acuity.
- Complaints of blurred central vision.
- Rubeosis on the iris.
- Hazy vision of recent onset.
- Patient states their vision is cloudy.
- Hemorrhaging in the fovea on clinical retinal examination.
- An OCT finding of retinal thickening at or within 500 units of the center of the macula.
- An OCT finding of hard exudate at or within 500 units of the center of the macula if associated with adjacent retinal thickening.
- An OCT finding of a zone or zones of retinal thickening one disc-area in size, at least part of which is with one disc-diameter of the center of the macula.
- Increased central retinal thickness on OCT.
- Subretinal fluid over large contiguous drusen in the fovea on OCT.
A phone call to the retinal subspecialist may suffice or he/she may feel examining the patient is in order.