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Lacquer cracks observed in peripheral fundus of eyes with high myopia

Authors Suga M, Shinohara K, Ohno-Matsui K

Received 3 January 2017

Accepted for publication 15 February 2017

Published 10 April 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 127—130


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Mitsuki Suga, Kosei Shinohara, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: We report a case with lacquer cracks observed in the peripheral fundus. A 37-year-old patient with bilateral high myopia who visited our clinic was examined by fluorescein angiography (FA) and fundus autofluorescence (FAF) to determine whether there were myopic fundus lesions. FA showed many arch-shaped, hyperfluorescent linear lesions running circumferentially in the peripheral fundus. FAF showed hypo-autofluorescence at the corresponding sites. These characteristics were very similar to the lacquer cracks present in the posterior fundus in highly myopic eyes. Although lacquer cracks in the peripheral fundus are rare, they should be considered in the differential diagnosis of peripheral linear lesions showing hyperfluorescence in FA.

Keywords: lacquer cracks, high myopia, peripheral fundus, fluorescein angiography, fundus autofluorescence

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