Microstructure of subretinal drusenoid deposits revealed by adaptive optics imaging

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  • Subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDD), a recently recognized lesion associated with progression of age-related macular degeneration, were imaged with adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) and optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT). AO-SLO revealed a distinct en face structure of stage 3 SDD, showing a hyporeflective annulus surrounded reflective core packed with hyperreflective dots bearing a superficial similarity to the photoreceptors in the unaffected retina. However, AO-OCT suggested that the speckled appearance over the SDD rendered by AO-SLO was the lesion material itself, rather than photoreceptors. AO-OCT assists proper interpretation and understanding of the SDD structure and the lesions' impact on surrounding photoreceptors produced by AO-SLO and vice versa. © 2014 Optical Society of America.
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  • Meadway A; Wang X; Curcio CA; Zhang Y
  • Start Page

  • 713
  • End Page

  • 727
  • Volume

  • 5
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  • 3