April 2014
Volume 55, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2014
Prevalence of Subretinal Drusenoid Deposits in non- Age related Macular Degeneration retinal disease.
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sharad Malavade
    Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
    Ophthalmology, USF Eye Institute, Tampa, FL
  • Brian Madow
    Ophthalmology, USF Eye Institute, Tampa, FL
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    Commercial Relationships Sharad Malavade, None; Brian Madow, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2014, Vol.55, 3431. doi:
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      Sharad Malavade, Brian Madow; Prevalence of Subretinal Drusenoid Deposits in non- Age related Macular Degeneration retinal disease.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2014;55(13):3431.

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Purpose: To determine the prevalence of sub-retinal drusenoid deposits (SDD) in non-Age-related Macular Degeneration (non-AMD) patients.

Methods: Images from Heidelberg Spectralis Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SDOCT) were selected from a random sample of 52 patients (87eyes). Eyes with no SDD (n=36) or whose medical records could not be accessed (n=12) were excluded from the study. OCT reviewers were blinded to diagnosis at the time of review. Subsequently, the clinical diagnosis of the eyes was determined from the charts.

Results: Amongst the eyes with SDD, 66 % eyes had AMD (n=26). Of these, 57.64% (n=15) had dry AMD and remaining had wet AMD. 12.8% of the SDD were seen in eyes with choroidal tumors like nevi and melanomas (n=4). 15.36% eyes with SDD had other diagnoses like epiretinal membrane (n=3), diabetic retinopathy (n=2) and retinal angioma in von Hippel Lindau syndrome (n=1), regressed B cell lymphoma (n=1) and a normal eye.

Conclusions: SDD are commonest in AMD patients. However, they are also seen in other conditions like choroidal tumors, epiretinal membrane and diabetic retinopathy.

Keywords: 504 drusen • 552 imaging methods (CT, FA, ICG, MRI, OCT, RTA, SLO, ultrasound) • 412 age-related macular degeneration  

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