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Cuticular Drusen

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Cuticular drusen, right eye
right eye

Cuticular drusen, left eye
left eye

Cuticular drusen, also known as basal laminar drusen, are a type of familial drusen characterized by many clumps of tiny, extramacular drusen. They are strongly associated with the Tyr402His variant of the complement factor H (CFH) gene. Acuity often remains good as long at the drusen remain outside of the fovea.

Right eye, cuticular drusen
right eye(click image for higher resolution)

Left eye, cuticular drusen
left eye(click image for higher resolution)


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last updated: 10/17/2013
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