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Ophthalmic Images
March 10, 2016

Unilateral Choroidal Macrovessel

Author Affiliations
  • 1Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Florida, Miami

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JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(3):e153678. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.3678

A white woman in her late 70s presented with an asymptomatic choroidal macrovessel in the right eye in the setting of non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (Figure).1,2 The patient had a family history of AMD and her medical history was significant for cataract surgery in both eyes, hypothyroidism, migraine headaches, chronic pancreatitis, and urinary incontinence. Her medications included Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 vitamin supplementation. Her best-corrected visual acuity was stable at 20/30 OU and intraocular pressure was normal at 15 mm Hg OD and 13 mm Hg OS. Non-neovascular AMD was present in the left eye as well.

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