Drusen - histology

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
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Case Discussion

Druse (singular of drusen) from a human eye. Note the displacement of photoreceptor cells (OS, IS, ONL) due to the presence of the druse. Numerous and large drusen in the macula are associated with increased risk of age-related macular degeneration.

  • INL : inner nuclear layer of the retina
  • ONL : outer nuclear layer
  • IS : inner segments
  • OS : outer segments
  • RPE : retinal pigment epithelium
  • CC : choriocapillaris
  • CH : deeper choroid. 

Author: Dr Robert Mullins, University of Iowa

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Case Information

rID: 9474
Case created: 22nd Apr 2010
Last edited: 21st Nov 2015
Tag: eye
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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