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Article
November 1971

Senile Disciform Degeneration of the MaculaRetinal Arterialization of the Fibrous Plaque Demonstrated Clinically and Histopathologically

Author Affiliations

Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Miami, Fla
From the Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, and the departments of ophthalmology and pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore (Dr. Green), and the Bascom Palmer Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla (Dr. Gass).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(5):487-494. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010489001
Abstract

Retinal arterialization of a subretinal fibrous-tissue plaque has been observed clinically and by fluorescein angiography in three patients with senile disciform macular degeneration and one with presumed healed Toxocara chorioretinitis. This curious phenomenon has been documented histopathologically in both eyes of a patient with bilateral senile disciform macular degeneration. Anastomosis of the retinal and choroidal circulations has been documented in this patient by study of partial serial sections. So far as we know, this is the first time that retinal arterialization of a subretinal fibrous-tissue plaque and anastomosis of the retinal and choroidal circulations has been demonstrated.

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