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Am J Ophthalmol. 1986 May 15;101(5):576-83.

Clinicopathologic correlation of lipidization and detachment of the retinal pigment epithelium.

Abstract

A 49-year-old woman had a few small drusen-like lesions and one larger area of depigmentation in the right fundus. The pin-point lesions corresponded to single enlarged retinal pigment epithelial cells with lipid accumulation and the larger area represented a small, localized retinal pigment epithelial detachment (soft druse). Lipoidal degeneration of individual retinal pigment epithelial cells may be a mechanism of nodular drusen formation. The soft druse was associated with thickening of the basement membrane of the retinal pigment epithelium.

PMID:
3706462
DOI:
10.1016/0002-9394(86)90948-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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