File number: 2069
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By Norman Byer
From Dr. Norman E. Byer’s “The Peripheral Retina in Profile”
- Uploaded on Nov 9, 2012.
- Last modified by Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA, FASRS on Feb 11, 2013.
- Reviewed by Chayal Patel
- Appears in
- lesion, Bruch's membrane, ora serrata, drusen-like
- This glistening yellow globular lesion is a so-called pearl of the ora serrata in a 45-year-old man. Notice location in the tooth of the ora, which is a characteristic of this lesion. Histologically pearls are drusen-like structures which form on the inner side of Bruch’s membrane beneath the pigment epithelium. They are seen in about 20% of eyes and are often bilaterally symmetrical. They have no clinical significance but are valuable as landmarks.