fundoscopic macular degeneration

fundoscopic macular degeneration - Learning issue How...

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Learning issue: How macular degeneration presents on fundoscopic exam- MH Since this is a specific LI there is not much information to cover. If we want a whole LI on macular degeneration, please let me know. I will be glad to do it. On examination, there is an accumulation of membranous debris on the posterior aspect of the retinal pigment epithelium, the presence of drusen, and atrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium. In addition, there may be detachment of the retinal pigment epithelium and choroidal neovascularization. Dry age related macular degeneration What are drunsen? Clinically, drusen appear as focal, whitish yellow excrescences deep to the retina. Generally, they cluster in the posterior pole but can occur anywhere in the fundus. Drusen in an extramacular location are of no known visual consequence. Drusen vary widely in number, size, shape, and distribution. Most drusen are 20–100 μm in diameter. They may disappear with time, while new ones develop elsewhere in the macula. For the most part, drusen alone do not cause severe visual
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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