Congenital Hypertrophy of RPE: "Bear Tracks"


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    • By Niloofar Piri, MD
      SSM Health Group, St Louis University
      Co-author(s): Jacob Grodsky, MD, St. Louis University; Anahita Dadali, MBBS student, St. George's, University of London
    • Uploaded on Aug 5, 2021.
    • Last modified by Caroline Bozell on Aug 5, 2021.
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    bear tracks, congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (CHRPE)
    Jacob Grodsky, MD, St. Louis University
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    Fundus camera
    Ultrawide field fundus photograph of a 79-year-old patient who was incidentally found to have extensive bear track lesions in both eyes. Left eye was treated for NVG in the past and bear tracks were only visible temporal to the macula where there was no laser scars. He was referred to be seen by gastroenterologist and have a colonoscopy given high association with FAP and Gardner's syndrome.

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