|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 10 | Page : 2260
Macular vortex vein in high myopia
Ramesh Venkatesh, Arpitha Pereira, Sherina Thomas, Sajjan Sangai, Akhila Sridharan, Naresh Kumar Yadav
Department of Retina-Vitreous, Narayana Nethralaya, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
|Date of Web Publication||23-Sep-2020|
Dr. Ramesh Venkatesh
Department of Retina-Vitreous, Narayana Nethralaya, 121/C, Chord Road, 1st ‘R’ Block, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru - 560 010, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Venkatesh R, Pereira A, Thomas S, Sangai S, Sridharan A, Yadav NK. Macular vortex vein in high myopia. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:2260
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Venkatesh R, Pereira A, Thomas S, Sangai S, Sridharan A, Yadav NK. Macular vortex vein in high myopia. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 31];68:2260. Available from: https://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2020/68/10/2260/295739
Fundus examination in a 25-year-old myopic man with a refractive error of -10DS, -1.50 DC × 10°, 6/9, N6 in both eyes showed normal retinal periphery, tilted optic disc with peripapillary atrophy and dilated submacular vasculature in the RE. [Figure 1]a Sequential indocyanine green angiography images showed the filling and emptying of the dye in a macular vortex vein in the RE (white arrow) [Figure 1]b and [Figure 1]c. The ampulla of the vortex vein was seen nasal to the fovea. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography demonstrated dilated choroidal vessels at the posterior pole (yellow arrow) [Figure 1]d.
Posterior vortex veins (PVV) may be a prominent incidental finding seen in nearly one-quarter of highly myopic eyes. PVV is usually found exiting the eye either at the margin of the optic nerve head or at the macula on indocyanine green angiography., Eyes with PVV have reduced axial length, posterior staphyloma, and higher incidence of choroidal neovascularization-related macular atrophy., The imaging modality routinely used to identify PVV is ultrawide indocyanine green angiography and more recently optical coherence tomography angiography.,
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