Angioid streaks - clinical course and photodynamic therapy. Case report.

: Angioid streaks develop as a result of damage to the Bruch's membrane. They may occur as idiopatic angioid streaks or in association with pseudoxanthoma elasticum, Paget's disease and the haemoglobinopathies. Other pathologies of the fundus of eye may coexist together with angioid streaks, such as drusen of an optic disc and granular-like retina in posterior pole known as "peau d'orange". Subretinal neovascularization as well as atrophy in macula are also observed in the cases of long-lasting pathologies. The diagnosis is based mainly on clinical manifestations. Photodynamic therapy in treatment patients with secondary choroidal neovasularisation appeared to be effective.

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