Dome-shaped macula in children and adolescents

Autoři: Eunhae Shin aff001;  Kyung-Ah Park aff001;  Sei Yeul Oh aff001
Působiště autorů: Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea aff001
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 15(1)
Kategorie: Research Article



We sought to evaluate the incidence and characteristics of dome-shaped macula (DSM) in children and adolescents with myopia.


A retrospective review of medical records was performed to identify subjects who were younger than 19 years with myopia of −3.0 diopters or greater. The results of optical coherence tomography images were analyzed to identify DSM. The height and diameter of the dome were measured. Age, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and refractive error of study participants who exhibited DSM were compared with those of patients who did not.


Among the 1,042 eyes of 615 patients, eight eyes (0.77%) of seven patients had DSM. Six of these eight eyes were not highly myopic (i.e., less than −6.0 diopters of spherical equivalents). Additionally, the mean height and diameter of the identified domes were 146.50 ± 42.33 μm and 4779.75 ± 699.38 μm, respectively. Patients with DSM were significantly older (mean age: 15.88 ± 2.36 years) than patients without it (11.51 ± 4.60 years; p = 0.007). The youngest affected patient was 11 years old. There was no significant difference in refractive errors (p = 0.629) or BCVA (p = 0.314) between the two groups.


Although the incidence in this study was very low, DSM was found even in children and adolescents. In addition, 75% of affected individuals were not highly myopic. These results suggest that inherent traits may be involved in development of DSM.

Klíčová slova:

Adolescents – Angiography – Eyes – Choroid – Myopia – Retinal detachment – Tomography – Visual acuity


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