Acquired Vitelliform Lesions in AMD-September 2023


Thanks to everyone who showed interest in the section of question of the month and answered the question. In this month’s question, tell the diagnosis by looking multimodal images in 84-year-old female was desired.


The answer to the question is ‘Acquired Vitelliform Lesions in the Setting of AMD. The result of the lottery among those who answered the question correctly, the winner of this month’s book prize is Damiano Maria Pugi, MD. Congratulations to him.

Acquired vitelliform lesions are lesions found in a variety of macular conditions including age related macular degeneration. They can masquerade as a choroidal neovascular membrane leading to unnecessary treatment.  Individuals with acquired vitelliform lesions in the setting of age-related macular degeneration have an equal gender distribution and commonly present with good visual acuity. There is an inverse correlation of the relationship between visual acuity and the integrity of the ellipsoid zone.  In the setting of age-related macular degeneration, eyes with acquired vitelliform lesions have a higher risk of developing macular neovascularization.

Nano E, Raposo F, Greenberg PB, Savoie B. Acquired Vitelliform Lesions in the Setting of Nonexudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration. CRO Journal 2022


Damiano Maria Pugi, MD

San Donato Hospital, Arezzo, Italy

Dr Damiano Maria Pugi is graduated from Universita di Frenze in 2017. He completed his residency in 2022. He is working at San Donato Hostital.




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