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June 1968

Fluorescein Photography of Vitelliform Macular Degeneration

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(6):705-709. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040707008

Fluorescein photography has been performed on two patients with typical intact vitelliform macular lesions, and on an affected sibling of one of these patients who presumably has a later stage of the disorder. The patients with typical intact lesions showed normal fluorescein patterns, and the patient with an ophthalmoscopic appearance of retinal pigment disturbance demonstrated a fluorescein pattern indicating a defect in the retinal pigment epithelium. The significance of this observation in relation to the presumed site of the initial vitelliform abnormality is discussed.

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