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Retina. 2016 Nov;36(11):2191-2196.

PATTERNS OF FUNDUS AUTOFLUORESCENCE DEFECTS IN NEOVASCULAR AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION SUBTYPES.

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*Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky; and †Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, New York, New York.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To test define characteristic fundus autofluorescence patterns of different exudative age-related macular degeneration subtypes.

METHODS:

Cross-sectional study. Fifty-two patients with choroidal neovascularization because of three different neovascular age-related macular degeneration subtypes were included in the study. Macular and peripheral fundus autofluorescence patterns of study subjects were compared in a masked fashion.

RESULTS:

Fundus autofluorescence patterns of all three neovascular age-related macular degeneration subtypes revealed similar patterns. However, peripapillary hypo-autofluorescence was more common among patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (88.2%) compared with patients with retinal angiomatous proliferation (12.5%) and patients without retinal angiomatous proliferation and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (21.1%) (P < 0.0001).

CONCLUSION:

Presence of peripapillary fundus autofluorescence defects in neovascular age-related macular degeneration maybe suggestive of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy as a variant of neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

PMID:
27078800
DOI:
10.1097/IAE.0000000000001034
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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