To characterize the appearance of three types of artifacts observed on multicolor confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO).Retrospective review of 159 eyes of 96 consecutive patients from the Duke Eye Center who underwent multicolor cSLO with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Infrared (IR), green, blue, and multicolor reflectance images were evaluated for artifacts with corresponding SD-OCT scans available for reference.Multicolor cSLO artifacts were detected in 23.3% (37 of 159) of eyes and comprised three main patterns: spot, wisp, and net. Only three instances of these artifacts were detected on IR reflectance versus 34, 37, and 35 instances on green, blue, and multicolor reflectance, respectively. Artifacts were observed in 0% of eyes with clear lenses, 27.7% of eyes with cataracts, and in 20.8% of eyes with posterior chamber intraocular lenses.Awareness of spot, wisp, and net artifacts when interpreting multicolor cSLO images may facilitate the identification of true retinal pathology. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017;48:810-815.].
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