The proceedings of the 2nd Bakti Tunas Husada-Health Science International Conference (BTH-HSIC 2019)

Degenerative Myopia with Macular Thinning and Retinal Window Defect: A Stage Before Retinal Detachment

Authors
Aram Joie L. Paralejas, Maricar A. Garcia
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Aram Joie L. Paralejas
Available Online 8 June 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200523.068How to use a DOI?
Keywords
myopia, degenerative myopia, macular thinning, retinal window defect
Abstract

This clinical evaluation deals with the possible maintenance and slowing down the development of degenerative myopia in a 29 years old patient. Series of eye examinationswere done to disclose why his refractive error continually increased. He was discovered to have degenerative myopia which was inherited, on the basis of family ocular history. Dilated fundus examination revealed pale fundus and the existence of macular thinning on both eyes that appears as an island. Fluorescein angiography was performed to rule out the presence of blood vessel leakage in the thinning region. Retinal window defect was present, but no leakage, this then confirmed why the patient was having difficulty seeing in low light conditions, as the pigmented epithelium migh have been slowly detaching from the underying layers. There is no treatment found yet for this type of myopia. Management options and maintenance were given to the patient as his ocular condition was revealed.

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Volume Title
The proceedings of the 2nd Bakti Tunas Husada-Health Science International Conference (BTH-HSIC 2019)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
8 June 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-976-2
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200523.068How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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