Title

PROGRESSION OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION OVERLYING A LARGE CHOROIDAL VESSEL

Publication Date

2016

Journal Title

Retin Cases Brief Rep

Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe a patient who showed progression of age-related macular degeneration along the course of an underlying large choroidal vessel. METHODS: Retrospective case report. RESULTS: An 84-year-old woman was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration and followed for more than 6 years. Retinal pigment epithelial changes were more advanced in her right eye which had a thinner choroid than the fellow left eye. Multimodal imaging with swept-source optical coherence tomography showed that the progression of outer retinal and retinal pigment epithelial changes appeared to follow the course of a large choroidal vessel. CONCLUSION: The authors hypothesize that large choroidal vessels can compress the overlying choriocapillaris, possibly leading to outer retinal ischemia, which subsequently could focally accelerate the course of age-related macular degeneration.

Volume Number

10

Issue Number

1

Pages

22-5

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/07/02

Status

Northwell Researcher

Facility

Northwell Health

Primary Department

Ophthalmology

PMID

26132988

DOI

10.1097/icb.0000000000000177