Bilateral choroidal excavation in best vitelliform macular dystrophy.

Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Ilaria Zucchiatti, Francesco Fasce, Francesco Bandello

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Focal choroidal excavation (FCE) has recently been described as one or more localized areas of choroidal excavation on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). The authors describe a case of bilateral FCE in Best vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD). SD-OCT revealed FCE in both eyes characterized by interruption of the internal segment-outer segment junction and the presence of subretinal hyporeflective space. This is the first report describing bilateral FCE in a distinct macular disorder and specifically with VMD. Future investigations are warranted to ascertain the involvement of other macular dystrophies with atrophic evolution and the impact of FCE on the clinical course. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014;45:e8-e10.].

Original languageEnglish
JournalOphthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina
Volume45 Online
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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