Yellow Globular Lesion

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File number: 2069


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    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.

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