Quizzical optical coherence tomographyWe often question our diagnoses, but how often does your diagnosis question you? A patient was referred for surgical management of an epiretinal membrane. During the encounter, she asked many intelligent questions. Amazingly, the optical coherence tomography of her macula seemed to reflect her quizzical nature and was found to have a question (mark) of its own! (Fig. 1)
Eye love youValentine’s Day is a time to say “I love you”; however, the term “eye love you” is rarely, if ever, used. In this article, we present rare cases of ocular pathology that have adopted a heart-shaped appearance. Cupid’s cornea (Fig. 1A) demonstrates a heart-shaped endothelial fungal plaque associated with metallic foreign body. Aphrodite’s atrophy (Fig. 1B) represents a fundus autofluorescence image of geographic atrophy that demonstrated a heart-shaped hypoautofluorescence. Finally, lover’s laser (Fig.
A Ghostly OCTOctober is the month when ghosts and goblins come alive. A 52-year-old male with known diabetic retinopathy was assessed after 4 months of decreased vision OS. Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) revealed a terrifying sight. The cystic changes and retinal thickening related to diabetic macular edema give the impression of a ghost rising from the patient’s fovea, a befitting image given that Halloween is rapidly approaching (Fig. 1). With anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) therapy, this ghoul was banished, resulting in substantial visual recovery.