Journal Article Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation in an Eye with Cuticular Drusen

Sato, Atsuko  ,  Senda, Nami  ,  Fukui, Emi  ,  Ohta, Kouichi

6 ( 1 )  , pp.127 - 131 , 2015-04-01 , Karger AG
Purpose: To report the presence of retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) in an eye with cuticular drusen detected by fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography by confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods: Case report of a 65-year-old Japanese woman with cuticular drusen. Results: At her first ophthalmic examination, her visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. An ophthal-moscopy showed many small subretinal pigment epithelial deposits in both eyes. These de-posits had a ‘saw-tooth pattern’ in the SD-OCT images. During the follow-up examination, retinal hemorrhages were observed, and fluorescein angiography showed a ‘stars-in-the-sky’ appearance and intraretinal neovascularization. The patient was diagnosed with cuticular drusen associated with RAP. Conclusion: We suggest that the cuticular drusen were associ-ated with RAP, so periodic follow-up examinations are needed for patients with cuticular drusen for the early detection and treatment of RAP.

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