The Retina Reference

Subretinal Fluid in Angioid Streaks without Choroidal Neovascularization

These SD-OCT images are of the same patient in the image entitled "Angioid Streaks in Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum". They show bilateral submacular fluid (red arrows) even though no choroidal neovascularization was present. The visual acuity was excellent at 20/20 OU. Anti-VEGF injections had no effect on the subretinal fluid. When the fluid spontaneously vanished in the right eye, the photoreceptors in the fovea atrophied along with the retinal pigment epithelium and the visual acuity dropped to counting fingers. See the next SD-OCT image to inspect the appearance at this stage of the patient's disease.