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.
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The main causes of vision loss associated with POHS are macular CNV and formation of disciform scar
. Without treatment, the prognosis for these patients is poor.
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.