Purpose: To report unusual presentations of type 2A idiopathic macular telangiectasia (IMT). Methods: A retrospective analysis of disease presentation was conducted in 32 patients with type 2A IMT. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmological examination, including spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), fluorescein angiography (FA) and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA). Results: Three out of 32 study patients showed the simultaneous presentation of type 2 IMT and other retinal diseases. In the first patient, the ophthalmological examination revealed a proliferative IMT associated with late-onset Stargardt disease. The second patient presented bilateral non-proliferative IMT and chronic serous chorioretinopathy in the left eye. The examination of the third patient revealed basal laminar drusen and soft drusen associated with IMT in both eyes. Conclusions: Type 2 IMT may represent an unusual presentation of Stargardt disease, chronic serous chorioretinopathy and basal laminar drusen. These presentations are most likely coincidental and highlight the importance of FA, ICGA and SD-OCT in the diagnosis and treatment of such cases. (C) 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel

Unusual Presentations of Type 2 Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia

QUERQUES , GIUSEPPE;
2013

Abstract

Purpose: To report unusual presentations of type 2A idiopathic macular telangiectasia (IMT). Methods: A retrospective analysis of disease presentation was conducted in 32 patients with type 2A IMT. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmological examination, including spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), fluorescein angiography (FA) and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA). Results: Three out of 32 study patients showed the simultaneous presentation of type 2 IMT and other retinal diseases. In the first patient, the ophthalmological examination revealed a proliferative IMT associated with late-onset Stargardt disease. The second patient presented bilateral non-proliferative IMT and chronic serous chorioretinopathy in the left eye. The examination of the third patient revealed basal laminar drusen and soft drusen associated with IMT in both eyes. Conclusions: Type 2 IMT may represent an unusual presentation of Stargardt disease, chronic serous chorioretinopathy and basal laminar drusen. These presentations are most likely coincidental and highlight the importance of FA, ICGA and SD-OCT in the diagnosis and treatment of such cases. (C) 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel
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