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Protective effect of occlusion on disciform degeneration.
Ann Ophthalmol. 1988 Mar; 20(3):118-9.AO

Abstract

One patient developed disciform degeneration and loss of central vision despite laser application. Sixty-two years before, the contralateral eye had sustained a penetrating steel injury with subsequent scarring and pupillary membrane and cataract formation. This eye, when surgically rehabilitated, showed no signs of macular degeneration. Although alluded to, we know of no other known cases of occluded eyes being spared of senile macular degeneration reported in the literature. We postulate that unfiltered, ambient light may be the cause of macular degeneration and suggest that more emphasis should be placed on prevention of macular degeneration by the use of protective eye wear.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3400955

Citation

Drucker, B L., and L A. Shapiro. "Protective Effect of Occlusion On Disciform Degeneration." Annals of Ophthalmology, vol. 20, no. 3, 1988, pp. 118-9.
Drucker BL, Shapiro LA. Protective effect of occlusion on disciform degeneration. Ann Ophthalmol. 1988;20(3):118-9.
Drucker, B. L., & Shapiro, L. A. (1988). Protective effect of occlusion on disciform degeneration. Annals of Ophthalmology, 20(3), 118-9.
Drucker BL, Shapiro LA. Protective Effect of Occlusion On Disciform Degeneration. Ann Ophthalmol. 1988;20(3):118-9. PubMed PMID: 3400955.
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