Localized Choroidal Thickness Variation and Pigment Epithelial Detachment in Dome-Shaped Macula With Subretinal Fluid

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Mar;46(3):391-2. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20150323-18.


The objective of this report is to demonstrate that individuals with dome-shaped macula can develop persistent subretinal fluid due to abrupt changes in the thickness of the choroid, making it unlikely to be reported. Additionally, these patients often have pigment epithelial detachments, suggestive of possible choroidal neo-vascularization. These two qualities can often lead to persistent subretinal fluid that is refractory to treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Choroid / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Macula Lutea / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myopia, Degenerative / diagnosis*
  • Organ Size
  • Retinal Detachment / diagnosis*
  • Retinal Pigment Epithelium / pathology
  • Subretinal Fluid*
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence
  • Visual Acuity