macular star

macular star

Deposits of hard exudates material, mainly lipids, in Henle's fibre layer radiating out in a star-like pattern. It can occur in neuroretinitis, hypertensive retinopathy, etc.
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New vessels and microaneurysms could not be seen on direct ophthalmoscopy but hard exudates and macular star could not be visualized on FA.
Other possible causes of macular star include hypertensive retinopathy, papilledema, anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, diabetic papillopathy, and toxic etiologies.
(range: 8-65 yrs.) (2), 2) an encounter with a cat in 67% of patients, 3) the typical ophthalmologic finding of a "macular star" in 45%.