1M.D. Kağızman State Hospital, Eye Clinic, Kars/TURKEY 2M.D. Professor Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Eye Clinic, Ankara/TURKEY 3M.D. Associate Professor Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Eye Clinic, Ankara/TURKEY
Purpose: To describe the clinical findings and disease progression of Stargardt–fundus flavimaculatus disease with fundus autofluorescence
imaging and to evaluate their correlation with visual acuity.
Materials and Methods: The visual acuity, fundus examination and fundus autofluorescence findings of patients were noted.
Results: Patients with stage 1 showed increased autofluorescence with peripapillary sparing. At stage 2, there were flecks located in the extrafoveal
region to the periphery. The active flecks were hyperautofluorescent, and the inactive flecks were hypoautofluorescent. At stage 3, the flecks were
accompanied by macular atrophy. Atrophy progression was seen in 6 eyes. The number of flecks were increased in 8 eyes, and the hyperautofluorescent
flecks became hypoautofluorescent in 6 eyes. There was no correlation between the stages of the disease and the visual acuity.
Conclusions: The different phenotypic features determined by the FAF imaging in Stargardt–fundus flavimaculatus disease can give information
about the progression and prognosis of the disease.