Complementary angiographic and autofluorescence findings in pseudoxanthoma elasticum

Thomas K.M. Lee, Farzin Forooghian, Catherine Cukras, Wai T. Wong, Emily Y. Chew, Catherine B. Meyerle

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Abstract

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a systemic disease with characteristic findings on fundus examination. The fundus findings may be difficult to detect with ophthalmoscopy. A case report is described as follows. A PXE patient had subtle retinal findings on fundoscopy that were more prominently seen using a combination of both fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging and indocyanine green (ICG) angiography. The fundus features visualized using each of these two modalities appeared different from each other. FAF imaging and ICG angiography may be able to more prominently detect pathology at the level of the retinal pigment epithelium and Bruch's membrane, respectively. The use of these imaging modalities together may be complementary and useful in the evaluation of patients with PXE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Autofluorescence
  • Fluorescein
  • Indocyanine green
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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