1. History
  2. Exam
  3. Photos
  4. Diagnosis
  5. Teaching Points
  6. Comments

Case 72 Teaching Points

  • Progressive chorioretinal degeneration in patients with more than -8 diopters of myopia
  • Occurs in roughly 2% of general population
  • 7th greatest cause of blindness in adults
  • 2nd most common cause of choroidal neovascularization globally and the most common cause in young adults
  • Signs include peripapillary atrophy, tilted disc, chorioretinal atrophy, lacquer cracks, and CNV

References

Ryan et al. Retina 4th edition. Elsevier Inc. pp 1115-1131. 2006

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