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Ophthalmic Images
March 9, 2017

Multiple Choroidal Ruptures in a Patient With Angioid Streaks

Author Affiliations
  • 1National Healthcare Group Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
  • 2Eye Hospital, University Clinical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(3):e165466. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.5466

A man in his 50s with blurred vision and visual acuity of 20/25 OS was observed after sustaining blunt ocular trauma with a branch of a tree to the left eye. Fundus examination revealed angioid streaks in both eyes with multiple choroidal ruptures in the left eye (Figure, A). There were no signs of peau d’orange changes in the retina (temporal to the central macula) in either eye. The patient had not been evaluated previously for pseudoxanthoma elasticum. The ruptures were hyperfluorescent on angiography (Figure, B). Sixteen months after presentation, the patient developed secondary choroidal neovascularization with visual acuity loss to 20/200 OS. Scar tissue later developed, but the visual acuity remained stable at 20/200 OS.

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