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Angioid streaks in pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  1. Mahnoor Waqar,
  2. Narendra Dhingra
  1. Eye Centre, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Narendra Dhingra, Place of work- Eye Centre, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield WF1 2DG, UK; narendra.dhingra{at}midyorks.nhs.uk

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Introduction

Angioid streaks (AS) are crack-like dehiscence in Bruch’s membrane of the choroid and on funduscopy appear as greyish/red lines radiating from the optic disc. They may occur in isolation or with systemic diseases like pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE),1 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Paget’s disease and haemoglobinopathies. Visual symptoms occur only when the lesions involve the fovea or cause secondary complications like choroidal neovascularisation (CNV).2 This case describes clinical signs of AS in a patient …

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