Exudates and Cotton Wool Spots

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Identifier 10_Exudates and Cotton Wool Spots
Title Exudates and Cotton Wool Spots
Subject Retina; Retinal Vessels; Ischemia; Retinal Hemorrhage; Papilledema; Hypertension; Exudates and Transudates; Macula Lutea; Optic Disk; Fundus Oculi
Presenting Symptom Cotton wool spots
Pathology Papilledema with exudate
Clinical Characteristically true exudates appear as punctate yellow spots which, in the present case, predominate in the area between the macula and the disc. They are situated relatively deep in the retina and contrast in size and color with the superficial cotton wool spots which - in this slide - are situated along the inferior retinal vessels. Exudates occur whenever the retinal vessels become abnormally leaky; they are not specific. Other notable features in this case are the severe narrowing of the arteries, the blurring of the disc edges (papilledema) and the concentric wrinkles of the retina on the temporal side of the swollen disc. The patient was a 28-year old male with severe hypertension (BP 220/170).
Disease/Diagnosis Hypertensive retinopathy
Creator David G. Cogan, MD (1908-1993), Former Director of Ophthalmology, National Eye Institute
Contributor Primary Donaldson, David D.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1971
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Relation is Part of David G. Cogan Collection; Ocular Fundus Slides
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, 10 N 1900 E, SLC, UT 84112-5890
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6057hnm
Setname ehsl_novel_dgc
Date Created 2012-03-20
Date Modified 2012-07-11
ID 177262
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6057hnm
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