Distacco Epitelio Pigmentato (DEP)

Distacco Epitelio Pigmentato (DEP)

A Pigment Epithelial detachment, or PED, forms below the retina. An accumulation of clear fluid builds up between the retina and the choroid. The fluid causes the retina to elevate over the macula. Diagnosis is usually confirmed by fluorescein angiography. In this test, your retinal specialist is able to see a special dye accumulate at the location of the detachment. Other tests, such as OCT, may also help in detecting the separation of the retina. Symptoms include: blurred vision; distorted vision, where objects appear smaller, and faded vision, where objects appear 'washed out'. A pigment epithelial detachment can occur in adults at any age. However, in people over 55, it is associated with Age Related Macular Degeneration.