AOSLO imaging in poppers maculopathy shows high resolution loss of central macular cones

Cole N. Rojas, Amani A. Fawzi, Manjot K. Gill*

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Abstract

Purpose: To use new adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) technology to better image macular pathology in poppers maculopathy. Observations: A 40-year-old patient was found to have poppers maculopathy. Best corrected visual acuity was decreased to 20/40 OD and 20/50 OS, spectral domain optical coherence tomography found outer retinal disruption of the fovea, and AOSLO imaging showed significant decrease in cone density of the fovea of both eyes. Conclusions and importance: Poppers maculopathy is a rare, but visually significant, complication of popper abuse. AOSLO technology demonstrates significant cone damage in poppers maculopathy. The striking loss of cones revealed by AOSLO imaging shows how AOSLO imaging can elucidate macular pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101166
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Volume23
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • Cones
  • Imaging
  • OCT
  • Poppers maculopathy
  • Toxic retinopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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