IDENTIFICATION OF INCREASED BLUE LIGHT REFLECTIVITY IN MACULAR TELANGIECTASIA TYPE 2 USING SCANNING LASER OPHTHALMOSCOPY VERSUS RED-FREE FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHY

Talha Soorma, Tjebo Heeren, Daniela Florea, Irene Leung, Tunde Peto

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To compare two modalities used for detection of the characteristic parafoveal hyperreflective area seen in macular telangiectasia Type 2.

METHODS: Scanning laser ophthalmoscope blue light reflectance was compared with red-free fundus photography imaging. Images were obtained as part of the international Natural History Study of Macular Telangiectasia (MacTel Study).

RESULTS: The hyperreflective area can more frequently be seen with scanning laser ophthalmoscope blue light reflectance than with red-free imaging.

CONCLUSION: Detection of the hyperreflective area might help to identify macular telangiectasia in earlier disease stages. Scanning laser ophthalmoscope blue light reflectance should be preferred as a diagnostic tool when the suspicion of macular telangiectasia arises. However, red-free imaging offers a viable option to scanning laser ophthalmoscope blue light reflectance when good quality is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRetinal cases & brief reports
Early online date10 Feb 2017
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Publication statusEarly online date - 10 Feb 2017

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