alexa Characteristics of fundus autofluorescence and drusen in the fellow eyes of Japanese patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration
Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Fujimura S, Ueta T, Takahashi H, Obata R, Smith RT

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Background The main purpose of this study is to investigate the characteristics of fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and area of soft drusen among the fellow eyes of unilateral typical age-related macular degeneration (typical AMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in Japanese patients. Methods FAF images were obtained from the fellow eyes of unilateral typical AMD (n = 64), unilateral PCV (n = 95), unilateral retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) (n = 4) and 56 control subjects, then classified into normal, minimal-change, and abnormal patterns by two graders. Interobserver variability between two graders and intraobserver variability were assessed for FAF classifications, and cases with inconsistent decisions were finally classified by the third grader. Soft drusen were segmented and their total areas were compared between the fellow eyes of typical AMD and PCV. Area(s) with increased autofluorescence were segmented to assess the relationship with soft drusen area(s). Results Assessment for interobserver variability between two graders and intraobserver variability in one grader showed substantial agreement (κ = 0.70) and almost perfect agreement (κ = 0.85), respectively. In the final decision mediated by third grader, the proportions of eyes with either minimal-change FAF pattern or abnormal FAF pattern in the fellow eyes of both typical AMD (37 cases, 58 %) and PCV (47 cases, 49 %) were significantly higher than that of the control cases (15 cases, 27 %; p < 0.01). The proportion of abnormal FAF pattern in the fellow eyes of typical AMD (20 cases, 31 %) was higher than that of PCV (15 cases, 16 %; p < 0.05). Total soft drusen areas in the fellow eyes of typical AMD (0.369 ± 0.718 mm2) were larger than those of PCV (0.173 ± 0.408 mm2; p < 0.05), and those in the eyes with abnormal FAF pattern were larger than those with minimal-change FAF pattern or normal FAF pattern (p < 0.01). Image analysis revealed a relationship between increased autofluorescence and soft drusen, especially in the cases with large total soft drusen areas. Conclusions FAF characteristics were different between the fellow eyes of unilateral typical AMD and PCV in Japan, which might be due to the difference of total soft drusen areas between them.

This article was published in Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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