Bilateral, slender, irregular lines in the depth of the retina that result from small breaks in the degenerated and mineralized Bruch’s membrane due to disrupted choriocapillaris. The breaks are usually linear, with the condition associated with acromegaly, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Paget disease of the bone, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, Sickle cell disease, choroidal neovascularization among others. Streaks from the optic nerve make their way to midperipheral fundus with drusen.

Also Known As

  • Knapp Streaks or Knapp Striae