Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Doyne's macular degeneration

So, the other day the head of my department asked us about Doyne's maculopathy. Couldn't find rest until I searched it up on Google. Here what it is in short-

1. Accumulation of material between
the Bruch's membrane and the retinal pigment epithelium.

2. This results into the formation of a drusen, which is a radially localised
white, large one which spreads over
time.

3. The cause is a mutation in the
EFEMP1 gene,on chromosome
2p16, inherited as an autosomal
dominant trait which results in the
formation of a misfolded protein
which is poorly secreted as well.

4. All this results into a gradual loss of
vision.

5. Photodynamic therapy forms the
mode of treatment for subfoveal nets which may also occur in the disease.

It is also known as 'Honeycomb retinopathy'

That's all!

-Sushrut Dongargaonkar


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