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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4057615, 4 pages
Case Report

Multimodal Imaging Analysis in a Case with Congenital Fovea-Involving Retinal Macrovessel and Excellent Visual Acuity

1Ophthalmology Department, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB, UK
2Department of Paediatrics, Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust, London EC1V 2PD, UK

Correspondence should be addressed to Vishal Shah

Received 29 July 2017; Accepted 27 September 2017; Published 19 October 2017

Academic Editor: Stephen G. Schwartz

Copyright © 2017 Vishal Shah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. Congenital retinal macrovessels (CRM) represent rare aberrant vasculature of the retinal vessels that can supply or drain the macula. In this report, the optical coherence tomography angiography features of a congenital retinal macrovessel are discussed. Methods. The history and examination findings are presented alongside swept-source OCT angiography with corresponding B scan and en face OCT imaging. Patients. The case is a 12-year-old female patient with excellent best-corrected visual acuity in both eyes. Results. Swept-source OCT angiography demonstrated considerable loss of the foveal avascular zone at the levels of the superficial and deep capillary plexus. Discussion. In this case there was no detrimental effect on vision despite anatomical loss of the foveal avascular zone.