Retinal Photography II9:45 PM
Here's another healthy dosage of retinal photos from my days at work. Again, the white reflections are really just unfortunate camera artifacts.
|AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION|
|BRANCH RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION|
|CHOROIDAL NEVUS and SCATTERED DOMINANT DRUSEN|
1) The darker area in the top of the photo is a freckle, or technically a "choroidal nevus". These nevi are very common, and unless they show signs of growing or having elevation, are typically perfectly harmless.
2) The yellow deposits are also calcified drusen. These "hard" drusen are benign, and are typically found in both eyes if a person has them. I always discuss family history of macular degeneration with my drusen patients, but a retina like this is still considered normal.