The research progress of macular telangiectasia type 2

Authors: Liu Chengxi,  Ding Xiaoyan

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2018.08.016
Published 2018-08-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2018,36(8): 653-656.

Abstract

Macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel type 2) is a kind of disease that characterized by the dilation of capillary in temporal macula lutea and the degeneration of neurosensory retina.It usually affects both eyes in patient aged 50 to 60.The pathophysiology of MacTel type 2 was not understood very well.With the rapid development of imaging technic and the genomic research, we have illuminated some secrets of this disease.In this article, the development of classification, fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) and histology feature, and the characteristic of optical coherence tomography (OCT), optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA), macular pigment, genome about MacTel type 2 were reviewed.

Key words:

Macular disease; Macular telangiectasia; Research progress

Contributor Information

Liu Chengxi
State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510060, China
Ding Xiaoyan
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