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Macular degeneration in angioid streaks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2460816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examines different clinical parameters and the occurrence of macular degeneration in a series of 110 patients with angioid streaks of the fundus. Among the parameters considered were: age of the patient at the time of ocular diagnosis, associated systemic disease, optic nerve drusen, peau d'orange appearance in the fundus, number of radiating angioid streaks as well as their length, width, and distance from the fovea. Statistically significant correlations were found between the occurrence of macular degeneration (of the exudative hemorrhagic type) and the following: angioid streak length, distance from the fovea, and the diffuse type or 'cracked egg-shell' fundus appearance.
A M Mansour; J A Shields; W H Annesley; F el-Baba; W Tasman; T L Tomer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde     Volume:  197     ISSN:  0030-3755     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmologica     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-08     Completed Date:  1988-12-08     Revised Date:  2007-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0054655     Medline TA:  Ophthalmologica     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.
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MeSH Terms
Angioid Streaks / complications*,  pathology
Choroid / blood supply
Fundus Oculi
Macular Degeneration / complications*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Neovascularization, Pathologic / complications
Retinal Vessels
Retrospective Studies

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