The Retina Reference

Choroidal Rupture - Color

You should look at the Normal Fundus photo first to provide a basis for comparison. This photo shows a vertical scar through the center of the macula caused when this patient's eye was struck by a golf ball several years before. Now, abnormal blood vessels have grown under the retina adjacent to the scar. You can see some faint reddish blood denoting the location of the blood vessels, which have the medical name "subretinal neovascular membrane". You should look at the Choroidal Rupture with Secondary Subretinal Neovascular Membrane - Fluorescein Angiogram to see how the blood vessels look with dye injected into the patient's vein. This provides guidance for laser treatment which may be recommended.