Drusen

Yellow-white retinal deposits thought to include proteins, pigments and fats. Dry AMD or juvenile macular degeneration may occur when drusen become too large or numerous and collect around the macula.

Drusen are yellow-white retinal deposits that may contain a mixture of proteins, pigments, fats and other wastes, and mainly concentrate around the macula. These deposits are associated with the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and with some juvenile forms of macular degeneration, like Best disease and Stargardt disease. Scientists are still determining the exact composition and origin of drusen deposits, and how they can promote retinal disease.