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Idiopathic juxtafoveolar retinal telangiectasis: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12365707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic Juxtafoveolar Retinal Telangiectasis (IJRT) is a retinal vascular anomaly, characterized by irregular dilation and incompetence of retinal vessels. Although the etiology of the condition is unknown, its various presentations have been characterized into three groups. Treatment includes laser photocoagulation and observation and is based on disease classification. CASE REPORT: The case report presents a patient with Group 2A, Stage 3 IJRT. The clinical appearance, differential diagnosis, and management of IJRT and its subgroups are discussed. CONCLUSION: Appropriate classification of IJRT is essential to the successful management of this condition.
Authors:
James Lombardo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optometry (St. Louis, Mo.)     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1529-1839     ISO Abbreviation:  Optometry     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-07     Completed Date:  2002-10-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100912421     Medline TA:  Optometry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
jlombardo@tlcnweye.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Fovea Centralis*
Humans
Middle Aged
Retinal Vessels*
Telangiectasis / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy*

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