Unilateral Acute Idiopathic Maculopathy

Lawrence A. Yannuzzi*, Lee M. Jampol, Maurice F. Rabb, John A. Sorenson, Charles Beyrer, Lloyd M. Wilcox

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Abstract

This is a report of nine patients who experienced sudden, severe, unilateral central vision loss following a flulike illness. Each patient had an exudative detachment of the macula. All patients experienced a spontaneous resolution of the acute macular manifestations with near-complete recovery of vision. A characteristic “bull's-eye” appearance in the macula persisted. The acute manifestations of the disorder did not recur in any of the patients during the period of follow-up. The constellation of findings was suggestive of an inflammatory disease of the retinal pigment epithelium, but a specific causative agent could not be identified. The acute clinical and angiographic features, the natural course, and the residual pigment epithelial derangement were not consistent with any previously described disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1411-1416
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume109
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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