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

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

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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