Types of Fundus Changes in the Posterior Pole

  • Takashi Tokoro


Ophthalmoscopic findings observed in chorioretinal atrophy in eyes with pathologic myopia include four kinds of changes (Table 3.1):

  1. 1.

    Tessellated fundus, in which the choroidal vessels can be seen through the retina and the optic disc appears crescent shaped

  2. 2.

    Yellowish-white and the ill-defined diffuse chorioretinal atrophy

  3. 3.

    Grayish-white and well-defined patchy chorioretinal atrophy

  4. 4.

    Macular hemorrhage


Although these changes associated with posterior staphyloma are common, some eyes with pathologic pyopia exhibit no such changes.


Retinal Pigment Epithelium Optic Disc Indocyanine Green Angiography Choroidal Vessel Linear Lesion 


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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Tokoro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyTokyo Medical and Dental University School of MedicineBunkyo-ku TokyoJapan

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