Subretinal fluid in acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy

Andrea D. Birnbaum, Michael P. Blair, Howard H. Tessler, Debra A. Goldstein

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical finding of macular subretinal fluid by optical coherence tomography in patients with acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy. Methods: Patients with acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy were identified, and those with macular serous retinal detachment noted clinically and confirmed by optical coherence tomography are described. Results: Of 8 patients with acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy evaluated by the uveitis service at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary between 2003 and 2008, 4 eyes of 3 patients presented with macular subretinal fluid. Confirmatory optical coherence tomography was performed in two patients. Conclusion: Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy may present clinically with macular subretinal fluid. This finding can be confirmed and monitored with optical coherence tomography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)810-814
Number of pages5
JournalRetina
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

Keywords

  • APMPPE
  • Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • Foveal detachment
  • OCT
  • Subretinal fluid
  • Uveitis
  • White dot syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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