Prognosis of patients with bilateral macular drusen

William E Smiddy, S. L. Fine

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Abstract

Of 71 patients with only bilateral macular drusen, 8 eyes in 7 patients (9.9%) developed exudative maculopathy over an average follow-up of 4.3 years (14.5% cumulative risk). Severe visual loss due to exudative maculopathy occurred in 7 eyes of 6 patients (8.5% for a 5-year cumulative risk of 12.7%. Features of the drusen were analyzed, but only the association with focal hyperpigmentation (P < 0.001) and more than minimal drusen confluence (P < 0.05) were statistically significant. Older patients had more severe drusen. Photostress test delay did not correlate with visual acuity, age, or severity of drusen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
JournalOphthalmology
Volume91
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Prognosis of patients with bilateral macular drusen. / Smiddy, William E; Fine, S. L.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 91, No. 3, 01.01.1984, p. 271-277.

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Smiddy, WE & Fine, SL 1984, 'Prognosis of patients with bilateral macular drusen', Ophthalmology, vol. 91, no. 3, pp. 271-277.
Smiddy, William E ; Fine, S. L. / Prognosis of patients with bilateral macular drusen. In: Ophthalmology. 1984 ; Vol. 91, No. 3. pp. 271-277.
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