Development of focal choroidal excavation in non-neovascular age related macular degeneration with pachy-choroid features

Touka Banaee, Lance J. Lyons, Jaafar El-Annan

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Abstract

Purpose: To present a documented case of development of focal choroidal excavation (FCE) in non-neovascular age related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: An 86-year-old female with pachy-choroid was followed clinically for non-neovascular AMD. Successive optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans were reviewed with tracking software. Results: Over the course of follow-up development of a FCE adjacent to a pachy-vessel along with disappearance of the pachy-vessel was documented in OCT. Conclusions: This case is a documented development of FCE in an eye with pachy-choroid features. The possible mechanism in this scenario may be thrombosis of pachy-vessels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Current Ophthalmology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Choroid
  • Focal choroidal excavation
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Pachy-choroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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