Swept-source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in a Patient with Bietti Crystalline Dystrophy Followed for Ten Years

Ipek S. C., AYHAN Z., KADAYIFÇILAR S., Saatci A. O.

TURK OFTALMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.49, no.2, pp.106-108, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


A woman with Bietti's crystalline dystrophy (BCD) was first examined when she was 27 years of age and has been followed for 10 more years. The disease course was monitored initially with spectral domain-optical coherence tomography and then with swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). OCTA analysis showed that choroidal vessels could be visualized at the outer retinal layer segmentation due to retinal pigment epithelial atrophy and blood flow was reduced at the level of choroidal segmentation. OCTA can play a major role in the follow-up of BCD patients by analyzing changes in choroidal flow.