Evolution of angioid streaks

A. M. Mansour, Naseem H. Ansari, Jerry A. Shields, William H. Annesley, Cathleen M. Cronin, E. Lee Stock

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Angioid streaks of the fundus are not apparent at birth. In order to study their evolution, we examined in a retrospective manner the fundus pictures of 111 subjects with angioid streaks. The earliest form of angioid streaks became apparent at age 8 with findings of narrow short radial discontinuous hypopigmentcd streaks. Thereafter angioid streaks enlarged in length and width. The end-stage was disciform macular degeneration, helicoid peripapillary atrophy, or diffusechoroidal sclerosis with obscuration of the angioid streaks. We conclude that angioid streaks represent a dynamic manifestation of an underlying retinochoroidal degenerative process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Angioid streaks
  • Helicoid peripapillary atrophy
  • Macular degeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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