Sattler's layer

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Sattler's layer
Latin lamina vasculosa
Anatomical terminology

Sattler's layer is one of five (or six[a]) layers of medium-diameter blood vessels of the choroid, and a layer of the eye. It is situated between the Bruch's membrane, choriocapillaris and Haller's layer below, and the suprachoroidea above, respectively.[1]

Several papers have shown the relationship between the thickness of the choroidal, Sattler's and Haller's layer in healthy individuals and in people with age-related macular degeneration (AMA).[2][3] The studies showed significant reduction of layer thickness in relation to the progression of AMD, which may be important in the understanding of choroidopathy in the pathophysiology of AMD.[3]


  1. ^ Some authors consider the vascular region of the choroid as being two separate layers, namely the Sattler's and Haller's layers, and some consider the lamina fusca as being either of scleral or choroidal origin.


  1. ^ L. Nickla, Debora; Wallman, Josh (2010). "The Multifunctional Choroid". Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. 29 (2): 144–168. doi:10.1016/j.preteyeres.2009.12.002. PMC 2913695free to read. PMID 20044062. 
  2. ^ Esmaeelpour, Marieh; Ansari-Shahrezaei, Siamak; Kellner, Lukas; Krebs, Ilse; Binder, Susanne (9 June 2014). "Choroidal Haller's and Sattler's Layer Thickness Measurement Using 3-Dimensional 1060-nm Optical Coherence Tomography". PLOS ONE. 9 (6): e99690. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099690. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Esmaeelpour, M.; Ansari-Shahrezaei, S.; Glittenberg, C.; Nemetz, S.; Kraus, M.F. (22 July 2014). "Choroid, Haller's, and Sattler's layer thickness in intermediate age-related macular degeneration with and without fellow neovascular eyes.". Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 55 (8): 5074. doi:10.1167/iovs.14-14646. PMC 4132555free to read. PMID 25052997.