Disciform scar | definition of disciform scar by Medical dictionary
dis·ci·form de·gen·er·a·tion (dis'ki-fōrm dĕ-jen'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
Subretinal neovascularization with retinal separation and hemorrhage leading finally to a circular mass of fibrous tissue with marked loss of visual acuity.
Synonym(s): disciform scar
A subretinal scar, most often located in the macular area. It results from the haemorrhages that sometimes follow choroidal neovascularization (consisting of fibrovascular tissue) in the exudative type of age-related macular degeneration. It causes irreparable damage to vision.
References in periodicals archive
The main causes of vision loss associated with POHS are macular CNV and formation of disciform scar
In addition, there is evidence that most treated eyes develop large fibrosis leading to a disciform scar
(Shaikh et al.
There was severe macular degeneration in the right eye with a disciform scar
and overlying hemorrhage.
The formation of a disciform scar
constitutes the end-stage of wet AMD, and develops as a result of recurrent haemorrhage with proliferation of fibrovascular tissue.