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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 141

Choroidal vasculature without angiography

1 Retina, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

Date of Web Publication21-Dec-2018

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Dr. Raja Narayanan
L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_780_18

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Narayanan R, Ohno-Matsui K. Choroidal vasculature without angiography. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:141

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Narayanan R, Ohno-Matsui K. Choroidal vasculature without angiography. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 May 27];67:141. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2019/67/1/141/248166

A 21-year-old albinotic female patient presented with history of nystagmus and poor vision since birth [Figure 1]. Fundus examination revealed depigmented fundus and extensively visible details of choroidal vasculature. The wide-angle images of the choroid showed predominance of veins draining into vortex veins, compared to arteries. The macula of both eyes showed a high density of choroidal venous plexus, compared to the venous density in the periphery. The finding of choroidal plexus at the macula could have implications in the understanding of pachychoroid diseases.[1],[2],[3]
Figure 1: Choroidal vasculature vividly imaged in an albinotic patient without any dye. There is extensive venous circulation in the choroid compared to arteries, and there is a high-density plexus at the macula

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Abadi RV, Dickinson CM, Pascal E, Papas E. Retinal image quality in albinos. A review. Ophthalmic Paediatr Genet 1990;11:171-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
Abadi RV, Pascal E. Periodic alternating nystagmus in humans with albinism. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1994;35:4080-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
Motaghiannezam R, Schwartz DM, Fraser SE. In vivo human choroidal vascular pattern visualization using high-speed swept-source optical coherence tomography at 1060 nm. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012;53:2337-48.  Back to cited text no. 3


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