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Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Idiopathic Perifoveal Telangiectasia
Mohammad Riazi Esfahani Dr., Elina Ghaffari Dr., Zahra Aalami Harandi Dr., Fedra Hajizadeh Dr. *
, fhajizadeh@noorvision.com
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Purpose : To determine the optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in eyes with idiopathic perifoveal retinal telangiectasis (IPT)

Methods : This study is a retrospective review of patient charts, OCT, fundus photography, related to 16 eyes (11 patients).

Results : The most consistent finding of idiopathic perifoveal telangiectasia seen in 93.7% of eyes (15 eyes) on OCT was the presence of hyporeflective intraretinal spaces (cysts) in the absence of retinal thickening. Other findings identified in IPT were: loss and disruption of the photoreceptor layer in 87.5% (14 cases), internal limiting membrane draping across the foveola related to an underlying loss of tissue in 25% (4 cases), an abnormal outward disfiguring of outer retinal layers which may be related to outer retinal atrophy in 37.5% (6 cases).

Conclusion : The OCT findings in idiopathic perifoveal telangiectasia were characteristic and are helpful for better understanding its pathogenesis and visual function abnormalities.


Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology 201123(3):21-26 © 2011 by the Iranian Society of Ophthalmology
Keywords: Idiopathic Juxtafoveolar Retinal Telangiectasis, Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia, Optical Coherence Tomography, Parafoveal Telangiectasis
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Riazi Esfahani M, Ghaffari E, Aalami Harandi Z, Hajizadeh F. Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Idiopathic Perifoveal Telangiectasia. Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2011; 23 (3) :21-26
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