hard drusen

hard drusen

type of exudative or typical drusen that appear ophthalmoscopically as discrete, yellow nodules characterized histopathologically by well-defined accumulations of hyaline material in the inner and outer collagenous zones of Bruch membrane.

hard dru·sen

(hahrd drū'sĕn)
Type of exudative or typical drusen that appears ophthalmoscopically as discrete, yellow nodules characterized histopathologically by well-defined accumulations of hyaline material in the inner and outer collagenous zones of the Bruch membrane
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While on the surface, exudates may be mistaken for hard drusen, OCT is able to clearly differentiate between the two based on their differences in retinal location.
While the OCT has an important and useful place in practice, P perhaps we are looking at this the wrong way round in that with the OCT we can see changes in the macula; hard drusen, etc, but only after the changes have occurred.
Hard drusen are small, punctate yellow dots, which can be found in the macular region but also throughout the retina.