Figure 20 of Green, Mol Vis 1999; 5:27.


Figure 20. Central areolar retinal pigment epithelial atrophy

A. There is total retinal pigment epithelial and photoreceptor cell atrophy in a central 2 mm area (between arrows). Basal laminar deposit has been lost in a 1 mm central area (asterisk and B). Basal laminar deposit remains in the peripheral zone of the area of areolar RPE atrophy (between arrowheads and arrows and C). Outside the area of RPE areolar atrophy (to either side of arrows and D), the RPE and photoreceptors are intact and basal laminar deposit (arrow in D) is present (periodic acid-Schiff: A, x10; B, C, and D, x40).

A

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B

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Figure 20B reprinted with permission, from: Green WR, Enger C. Age-related macular degeneration histopathologic studies. The 1992 Lorenz E. Zimmerman Lecture. Ophthalmology 1993; 100:1519-35.

C

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Figure 20C reprinted with permission, from: Green WR, Enger C. Age-related macular degeneration histopathologic studies. The 1992 Lorenz E. Zimmerman Lecture. Ophthalmology 1993; 100:1519-35.

D

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