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Age-related macular degeneration (2)

(A) Neovascular net under the macula. This patient presented with a chief complaint of metamorphopsia immediately adjacent to fixation. A gray-green area can be seen deep to the retinal pigment epithelium. (B) Fluorescein angiography of the same eye. Here fluorescein angiography reveals a well-circumscribed neovascular net that appears amenable to laser treatment. Had it been allowed to grow, the outcome would have been much more guarded. (Contributed by Dr. James Walters.)

Associated Disorders

  • Bassen-Kornzweig disease
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Kearns-Sayre syndrome
  • Lawrence-Moon-Biedl syndrome
  • Mitochondrial encephalopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS)
  • Ocular paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Refsum disease
  • Usher syndrome
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • posterior vitreous detachment
  • retinal detachment
  • systemic arterial hypertension
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