Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization

Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization
This photo taken with the ViaOptaSim app intends to provide a first person look at living with Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization.

Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization, or mCNV, is characterized by It is characterized by newly formed abnormal blood vessels growing beneath and into the retina. These vessels may rupture and leak blood and fluid into the retina, which can result in irreversible deterioration of central vision. If untreated, approximately 50-95% of patients with mCNV become legally blind. Symptoms include distortion of objects and lines, blurred vision, and a blind spot in the center of the eye surrounded by a distorted image.