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Congenital Hypertrophy Of The Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more
RPE: The retinal pigment epithelium, or rpe, is a layer of the retina just below the photoreceptors, also known as the rods and cones. The rpe takes care of these photoreceptor cells and is therefore very important in visual function. There are many eye diseases that occur primarily in this layer. ...Read more
Many functions: The RPE is a layer underneath the retina that serves many roles. Its many functions include light absorption, epithelial transport, spatial ion buffering, visual cycle, phagocytosis, secretion and immune modulation. Without it, the retina degenerates as in various diseases including AMD. ...Read more
Looks similar to AMD: Pattern dystrophy is a heterogeneous group of dominantly inherited macular disease. It has patterns of deposits of yellow, orange, or pigment changes in the macular area. It may be difficult to differentiate from AMD in late stages. Some may develop Choroidal neovascular membranes. ...Read more
If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?
After eye exam today, i was told I have a very small white spot, called retinal pigment epithelium drop out. However, the dr was not concerned at all. Should i be?
RPE dropout okay: Is a finding that may be quite common and not necessarily associated with anything wrong. As retinal specialists, we pay attention to the pigmentation changes especially in the macula. The rpe "dropout" lesions are usually pretty static and do not progress with time. We like to note where they are though. Pigment density is decreased in some retinal diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can lattice degeneration be thought of (seen) as warts on the pigment epithelium of peripheral retina?
No: Lattice is a peripheral thinning found commonly in near sighted patients. It can be a risk factor for developing retinal tears which can lead to detachment of the retina. Lattice is not infectious, nor is it caused by a virus as are warts. The pigment epithelium does not get warts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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