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Paramacular telangiectasis.
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PMID:  3477896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty six patients with paramacular retinal telangiectasis were reviewed; unilateral telangiectasis was present in 26 and bilateral disease was present in 20. Patients with unilateral macular telangiectasis had the more extensive vascular involvement associated with exudation and were more likely to have peripheral telangiectasis. Bilateral macular telangiectasis was associated with pigment epithelial changes and sub-retinal scars. Visual acuity was mildly reduced in the majority of patients; severe loss of vision was most frequent in patients with bilateral macular disease. The evolution of vascular changes was very slow and only 5 patients lost vision of two lines or more during an average period of 40 months. The high incidence of peripheral changes in unilaterally involved patients implies the possibility of a primary defect of the retinal vessels in these patients. There is evidence to suggest that there may be a primary defect of the retinal pigment epithelium in some patients with bilateral involvement.
A G Casswell; G Chaine; P Rush; A C Bird
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the ophthalmological societies of the United Kingdom     Volume:  105 ( Pt 6)     ISSN:  0078-5334     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-11-10     Completed Date:  1987-11-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0200570     Medline TA:  Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  683-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Fluorescein Angiography
Light Coagulation
Macula Lutea / pathology*
Middle Aged
Pigment Epithelium of Eye / pathology
Retinal Diseases / pathology*,  surgery
Retinal Vessels / pathology
Telangiectasis / pathology*,  surgery
Visual Acuity

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