ID#: 20476
Description: Caption:
This image depicted what is known as a fundoscopic view of the retina, or the back of the right eye. Note that the retinal vessels appeared to be emanating from just right of center, from a lighter area known as the optic disc. This was the point where the retinal arterioles and optic nerve entered the rear of the eyeball. This patient displayed a pathologic phenomenon known as a macular star, which followed inflammation of the optic disc, thereby, causing a deposition of vascular exudate into the peripapillary retina, that migrates between the retina’s cellular layers leading to this star pattern of deposition surrounding the macula.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (14.81 MB)
Content Providers(s): CDC/ Lucille H. Young
Creation Date: 1965
Photo Credit:
Links:
Categories:
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

MeSH
Skip Navigation Links.
Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.