ID#: 20476
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.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Lucille H. Young
Creation Date: 1965
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CDC Organization
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