Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Reticular Pseudodrusen and Its Importance in AMD

Prachi Abhishek Dave, Neha Bharti, Bhupesh Singh, Bhuvan Chanana, Sudhank Bharti
Vitreoretina Services, Bharti Eye Foundation and Hospital, Delhi, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Prachi Abhishek Dave MS, DNB, FICO, MRCS(ed.)
Consultant - Vitreoretina Services
Bharti Eye Foundation and Hospital, Delhi, India
Email id: drpdjhala@gmail.com


Received: 16-SEP-2019 Accepted: 03-DEC-2019 Published Online: 21-JUN-2020
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.539

Abstract
This article aims to provide an insight into the pathophysiology and clinical features of the emerging entity called reticular pseudodrusen (RPD). The diagnosis of RPD requires multimodal imaging and it is important to distinguish them from other types of drusen. AMD can be a blinding disease with a huge impact of quality of life and the presence of RPD can further complicate the disease as RPD portend a faster progression of AMD to the wet form and are also known to be associated with geographic atrophy. Hence, it is important to diagnose this enitity and these patients require a closer follow up.

Keywords :Reticular pseudodrusen, ARMD, subretinal drusenoid deposits, geographic atrophy