Purpose. To report a case showing adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy (AOFVD), associated with vascularized pigment epithelial detachment. Case report. A 72-year-old female affected by AOFVD complained with blurred vision and metamorphopsia in her right eye, seven months after a routinary clinical examination. Visual acuity in right eye dropped from 0.6 to 0.3, and biomicroscopic fundus examination revealed a serous pigment epithelial detachment arising from the temporal margin of the pseudovitelliform lesion. Fluorescein angiography showed an uneven filling of the pigment epithelial detachment, suggesting the presence of a subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation, which was confirmed by indocyanine green angiography. Discussion. The association between AOFVD and vascularized pigment epithelial detachment, supports the hypothesis that AOFVD may be a different subgroup of age-related macular degeneration with specific genetic predisposition.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Journal of Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
- Adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Vascularized pigment epithelium detachment
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