Journal article

Retinal crystals in type 2 idiopathic macular telangiectasia.

Ferenc B Sallo, Irene Leung, Mina Chung, Ute EK Wolf-Schnurrbusch, Alfredo Dubra, David R Williams, Traci Clemons, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Alan C Bird, Tunde Peto, undefined MacTel Study Group

Ophthalmology | Elsevier BV | Published : 2011


PURPOSE: To characterize the phenotype and investigate the associations of intraretinal crystalline deposits in a large cohort with type 2 idiopathic macular telangiectasia (MacTel). DESIGN: Case-control study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with and without retinal crystals from the Macular Telangiectasia Project, an international multicenter prospective study of type 2 MacTel. METHODS: Grading of stereoscopic 30-degree color fundus (CF), confocal blue light reflectance (CBR), red-free (RF), and infrared (IR) images was performed according to the MacTel Natural History Study protocol and staged using the classification system devised by Gass and Blodi. Spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (..

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