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Infrared imaging enhances retinal crystals in Bietti’s crystalline dystrophy

Authors Brar V, Benson W

Received 20 August 2014

Accepted for publication 20 September 2014

Published 15 April 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 645—648

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S72957

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Vikram S Brar, William H Benson

Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA


Abstract: Infrared imaging dramatically increased the number of crystalline deposits visualized compared with clinical examination, standard color fundus photography, and red free imaging in patients with Bietti’s crystalline dystrophy. We believe that this imaging modality significantly improves the sensitivity with which these lesions are detected, facilitating earlier diagnosis and may potentially serve as a prognostic indicator when examined over time.

Keywords: Bietti’s crystalline dystrophy, infrared imaging, spectral domain optical coherence tomography

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