IDIOPATHIC PERIFOVEAL TELANGIECTASIS (PFT)
Idiopathic Perifoveal Telangiectasis is often referred to as macular telangiectasia, a retinal disorder that affects the center most part of the macula. It is a neurodegenerative disease that causes degeneration in the retinal tissue centrally and pigmentation in that area can develop both of which reduces clarity of vision. It affects people between the ages of 40 – 60 years. In some cases it can be complicated by abnormal growth of blood vessels that leak and cause fluid or blood accumulation in or under the retina that would cause more worsening of vision if left untreated.
· Blurred vision on one or both eyes
· Distorted vision
· Blank spots
To diagnosis this disease we will first perform a dilated eye exam, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT and/or fluorescein angiography to inspect the affected structures of you eye. Once diagnosed we can offer treatment options including anti-VEGF injections to improve your vision.
PFT rarely causes severe loss of vision and often can be managed with regular examinations at the Annan Retina Eye Center.
“This image was originally published in the Retina Image Bank® website.
Author: Maurice F. Rabb. Type II Bilateral Juxtafoveal Retinal Telangiectasis. Retina Image Bank. 2013; 11305. © the American Society of Retina Specialists."
To learn more about treatment options or any concerns you may have relating to Idiopathic Perifoveal Telangiectasis please schedule a visit with Dr El Annan at the Annan Retina Eye Center.
Please call 346-22A-NNAN to speak to a member of staff who will be more than happy to help you.