PURPOSE: To assess the visual outcome of inferior limited macular translocation in eyes selected based on the distance from the fovea to the inferior edge of the subfoveal choroidal neovascularization.DESIGN: Interventional case series. METHODS: We performed inferior limited macular translocation in 12 consecutive eyes (12 patients) with age-related macular degeneration or polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, in which the choroidal neovascularization did not extend for more than half of one disk diameter inferior to the fovea. RESULTS: In all eyes, the choroidal neovascularization was moved to an extrafoveal location. In seven of the 12 eyes, postoperative vision was 20/40 or better. The visual acuity improved by 2 or more lines in 11 eyes. CONCLUSION: Selection for inferior limited macular translocation on the basis of distance from the fovea to the inferior edge of the choroidal neovascularization may be associated with a greater likelihood of visual acuity improvement.
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