Good Hope, Heartlands, and Solihull Eye Clinics

Case 23 foveal changes like speckles

David Kinshuck



  • 1951 date of birth, no symptoms, referred by optometrist
  • Right visual acuity 6/9, left 6/7.5
  • left photograph reveals 'speckles' (my term).

These findings were presented at a meeting (2010). It was felt these speckles were benign and may represent a previous problem, such as a mild infection. There should be no change in future and sight should remain good.

an oct showing speckles in the foveal area (better seen on photo below)

the OCT ..the speckles are hard to see

a photograph showing speckels at the fovea

Speckles..much easier to see with a regular photograph