Fundus changes in membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II. A fluorescein angiographic study of 23 patients

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 1991;229(5):406-10. doi: 10.1007/BF00166300.


A total of 23 patients aged between 11 and 64 years who had biopsy-proven membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II (dense deposit disease) were studied using fluorescein angiography of the retina. With the exception of two adolescents, all patients exhibited small subretinal nodules that were similar to basal laminar drusen. Subjects with a long history of renal disease displayed more numerous and larger nodules as well as atrophic changes. Four subjects presented with subretinal neovascular membranes.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Glomerulonephritis, Membranoproliferative / complications*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retinal Diseases / pathology*
  • Retinal Neovascularization / pathology
  • Retrospective Studies