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Identification of increased blue light reflectivity in macular telangiectasia type 2 using scanning laser ophthalmoscopy versus red-free fundus photography

Soorma, T; Heeren, T; Florea, D; Leung, I; Peto, T; (2019) Identification of increased blue light reflectivity in macular telangiectasia type 2 using scanning laser ophthalmoscopy versus red-free fundus photography. Retin Cases Brief Rep , 13 (2) pp. 115-117. 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000550. Green open access

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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.

Type: Article
Title: Identification of increased blue light reflectivity in macular telangiectasia type 2 using scanning laser ophthalmoscopy versus red-free fundus photography
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000550
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Female, Humans, Lasers, Macula Lutea, Male, Ophthalmoscopy, Optical Imaging, Photography, Retinal Telangiectasis
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Institute of Ophthalmology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10090994
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