Optical coherence tomography of idiopathic juxtafoveolar telangiectasia

Thomas A. Albini, Matthew S. Benz, Robert E. Coffee, Andrew C. Westfall, Rohit R. Lakhanpal, Alice R. McPherson, Eric Holz

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To document optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in a series of eyes with group 2A idiopathic juxtafoveal telangiectasia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective review of patient charts, OCT, fundus photography, and fluorescein angiography involving 23 eyes (12 patients). Mean retinal thickness in 9 macular areas was calculated and compared to previously published measurements from normal eyes. RESULTS: OCT in 8 of 13 stage 3 eyes revealed foveal cysts without evidence of cystoid macular edema on fluorescein angiography or biomicroscopy, and 1 lamellar hole. In stage 3 eyes, mild retinal thickening was found in 7 of 9 macular areas (P < .05). CONCLUSIONS: OCT commonly reveals foveal cysts in stage 3 idiopathic juxtafoveal telangiectasia. Consistent findings of associated mild macular thickening and lack of late petaloid hyperfluorescence on fluorescein angiography suggest that these cysts differ in pathophysiology from cystoid macular edema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-128
Number of pages9
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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