May 31, 2019 Conference


Diagnosis of AMD and masqueraders

Dr. Archana Seethala, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Atrius Health (Presenter)

While Macular Degeneration is one of the most common causes of vision loss in the elderly, the diagnosis is not always straight forward. Many conditions can mimic and masquerade as macular degeneration, both on clinical manifestation as well as symptoms . 

These conditions include Central serous chorioretinopathy, Macular Telangiectasia, Myopic Degeneration, Pattern Dystrophy, as well as inherited dystrophy such as rod cone dystrophy, vitelliform dystrophy . 

In some of these conditions , differentiating between the actual diagnosis and macular degeneration can mean a significant change in treatment plan for the patient, thus is crucial

We will review clinical characteristics on exam and imaging, as well as patient symptoms to aid in making a targeted diagnosis.