Doyne Honeycomb Retinal Dystrophy-May 2022

Thanks to everyone who showed interest in the section of question of the month and answered the question. In this month’s question, determine the diagnosis by looking OCT, IR and OCTA images in a 35-year-old male patient was asked.

The answer to the question is ‘Familial Dominant Drusen- Doyne Honeycomb Retinal Dystrophy, and Left Scar Tissue Secondary to Neovascularization. The result of the lottery among those who answered the question correctly, the winner of this month’s book prize is Aygul Tanriverdiyeva, MD. Congratulations to her. 

Doyne Honeycomb Retinal Dystrophy, also known as Malattia Leventinese or Familial Dominant Drusen, all refer to the same genetic inherited retinal dystrophy characterized by an autosomal dominant mutation in the EFEMP1 gene in which patients develop early onset macular and peripapillary drusen that are often oriented radially. CNVM can form, with subsequent scarring, and in advanced stages geographic atrophy can occur in the areas of confluent drusen.

Aygul Tanriverdiyeva,MD

Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Facult of Medicine

Dr. Aygul Tanriverdiyeva is graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 2016. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology in 2022 at the Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine.



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