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Chorioretinal vascular abnormalities associated with angioid streaks and pseudoxanthoma elasticum
Archives of Ophthalmology
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OBJECTIVE: To analyze the retinal and choroidal vascular abnormalities in eyes with angioid streaks (AS) associated with pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). METHODS: Color photographs and fluorescein angiograms of 54 eyes of 27 consecutive patients with AS and PXE were examined retrospectively. RESULTS: Four (7%) of the 54 eyes had a major vascular abnormality at the level of the disc; this took the form of a large vascular loop corresponding to an arteriovenous communication between retina and choroid in 3 eyes (6%) and an anastomosis between 2 retinal arteries in 1 eye (2%). CONCLUSION: Analysis of the vascular network in these eyes showed several vascular abnormalities, among which chorioretinal arteriovenous communications appear to be the most dramatic.
Adult Aged Angioid Streaks/*complications/pathology Arterio-Arterial Fistula/*etiology/pathology Arteriovenous Fistula/*etiology/pathology Choroid/*blood supply Female Fluorescein Angiography Humans Indocyanine Green/diagnostic use Male Middle Aged Optic Disk/blood supply Photography Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum/*complications/pathology Retinal Vessels/*abnormalities/pathology Retrospective Studies
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