alexa SUBRETINAL DRUSENOID DEPOSITS WITH INCREASED AUTOFLUORESCENCE IN EYES WITH RETICULAR PSEUDODRUSEN
Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Lee MY, Ham DI

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Purpose: To characterize a variant type of drusenoid deposit with different imaging features in comparison to reticular pseudodrusen. Methods: Retrospective observational consecutive case series. Eyes showing atypical drusenoid lesions were sorted out from 257 eyes of 133 patients previously diagnosed as reticular pseudodrusen. Eyes were evaluated using color fundus photography, confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, and spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Results: A variant type of drusenoid deposits showing different imaging features from reticular pseudodrusen was found in 17 eyes of 12 patients (6.6%). The mean age of patients was 62.7 ± 11.6 years, and all patients were women. These deposits were observed as yellowish white, round to oval lesions on color photographs, located under the sensory retina and above the retinal pigment epithelium on spectral domain optical coherence tomography similar to reticular pseudodrusen. However, they were present in a smaller number as discrete lesions and showed increased autofluorescence. None of them were accompanied by late age-related macular degeneration. Conclusion: Subretinal drusenoid deposits are not homogeneous and can be classified into two types according to the fundus autofluorescence. Multimodal imaging tests are needed for the differential diagnosis of subretinal drusenoid deposits.

This article was published in Retina and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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