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Punctate inner choroiditis

Dana Ahnood, Savitha Madhusudhan, Marie D Tsaloumas, Nadia K Waheed, Pearse A Keane, Alastair K Denniston
Punctate Inner Choroidopathy (PIC), an idiopathic inflammatory multifocal chorioretinopathy that predominantly affects young myopic women, appears to be relatively rare, but there is limited data to support accurate estimates of prevalence, and it is likely that the condition is under-diagnosed. The etiological relationship between PIC and other conditions within the 'white dot syndromes' group remains uncertain. We, like others, would suggest that PIC and multifocal choroiditis with panuveitis (MCP) represent a single disease process that is modified by host factors (including host immunoregulation) to cause the range of clinical phenotypes seen...
October 14, 2016: Survey of Ophthalmology
Barbara Terelak-Borys, Katarzyna Zagajewska, Irmina Jankowska-Lech, Piotr Tesla, Iwona Grabska-Liberek
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe a combination treatment for choroidal neovascular (CNV) membrane, secondary to punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). PATIENT AND METHODS: A 44-year-old female patient was diagnosed with PIC complicated by the development of recurrent juxtafoveal neovascular membrane. The treatment included a sequence of monotherapy regimens: systemic steroid therapy, photodynamic therapy, and intravitreal injections of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor (anti-VEGF)...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
M Roca, M Menezo, J M Ronchera, J M Esteban, B Roca
CASE REPORT: Punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) is a variant of multifocal choroiditis that principally affects young and healthy women. A case of this condition is described in a woman who presented with a scotoma as the main complaint. Four months after the diagnosis of PIC, she developed an exudative neurosensory detachment associated with an active focus of juxtafoveal choroiditis. Finally, with systemic corticosteroids and intravitreal ranibizumab, she made excellent progress. DISCUSSION: Intravitreal ranibizumab, associated with systemic corticosteroids, may be an effective treatment for exudative neurosensory detachment complicating PIC...
August 20, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
Francesco Pichi, Sunil K Srvivastava, Saradha Chexal, Andrea Lembo, Luiz H Lima, Piergiorgio Neri, Andrea Saitta, Jay Chhablani, Thomas A Albini, Paolo Nucci, K Bailey Freund, Hyewon Chung, Careen Y Lowder, David Sarraf
PURPOSE: To localize the various levels of abnormalities in multiple evanescent white dot syndrome by comparing "en face" optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography with various conventional imaging modalities. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, multimodal imaging was performed in 9 retinal centers on 36 patients with multiple evanescent white dot syndrome and included widefield fundus autofluorescence (FAF), fluorescein angiography (FA), and indocyanine green angiography, and B-scan and "en face" C-scan enhanced depth imaging and spectral domain OCT...
August 22, 2016: Retina
Ashleigh L Levison, Kimberly M Baynes, Careen Y Lowder, Peter K Kaiser, Sunil K Srivastava
PURPOSE: To describe the findings seen on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in patients with punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) and multifocal choroiditis and panuveitis (MCP) complicated by choroidal neovascular membranes. METHODS: This was an Institutional Review Board-approved prospective, descriptive case series. 12 patients with PIC and MCP complicated by choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) were included. Each patient underwent slit-lamp examination by a uveitis specialist followed by conventional spectral domain OCT imaging of the macula...
August 18, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Teresa Barth, Florian Zeman, Horst Helbig, Isabel Oberacher-Velten
PURPOSE: To assess the etiology, clinical features, and outcome of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in children. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed 10 eyes of 8 patients younger than 18 years diagnosed with CNV. The main clinical parameters included predisposing ocular pathologies, best-corrected visual acuity before and after treatment, characteristics of CNV, and treatment modalities. RESULTS: Two boys and 6 girls with CNV and a mean age of 13...
August 4, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Bettina Hohberger, Michael Rudolph, Antonio Bergua
PURPOSE: Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) is a rare clinical entity, yet still a challenge for medical treatment. A case of a young myopic woman developing CNV secondary to unilateral PIC is presented. Clinical morphology, diagnostic procedure and follow-up are reported. CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old woman presented with multiple yellowish dots at the posterior pole. No other signs of inflammation could be seen. Angiography with fluorescein yielded hyperfluorescent signals in the affected areas with a diffuse leak, and SD-OCT showed a slightly elevated retinal pigment epithelial layer, consistent with the diagnosis of PIC...
September 2015: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Kunfang Wu, Xiongze Zhang, Yu Su, Yuying Ji, Chengguo Zuo, Meng Li, Feng Wen
PURPOSE: To describe demographic features and clinical and imaging characteristics of inflammatory choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in a Chinese population. METHODS: A retrospective case review of patients with CNV secondary to uveitis from 2002 to 2013. RESULTS: A total of 125 patients (150 eyes, 166 CNVs; bifocal CNVs in 16 eyes), 64% of whom were women, were reviewed. The mean age was 35.86 years. The proportions of patients with punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC), multifocal choroiditis (MFC), and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) were 50...
June 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Hyesun Kim, Ji Hwan Lee, Kye Yoon Kwon, Suk Ho Byeon, Sung Chul Lee, Christopher Seungkyu Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate punctate hyperfluorescent spots on indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective observation case series of 88 eyes of 81 patients (63 men and 18 women) analyzing fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, ICGA, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings at baseline. RESULTS: Seven patients (9%) had bilateral PCV lesions...
April 2015: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
Hyesun Kim, Se Joon Woo, Yong-Kyu Kim, Sung Chul Lee, Christopher Seungkyu Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2015: Ophthalmology
Radgonde Amer, Ethan Priel, Michal Kramer
PURPOSE: To describe the spectral-domain optical coherence tomographic (SD-OCT) features of inflammatory choroidal neovascular membranes (iCNV) in multifocal choroiditis and punctate inner choroidopathy, and to compare them to those of the acute inflammatory lesions in the same underlying diseases. This is a retrospective, consecutive, observational case series. METHODS: Each patient underwent a comprehensive eye examination, fundus photography, and fluorescein angiography (FA) on the initial visit...
June 2015: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Jyotirmay Biswas, Rajiv Raman, Deepak Bhojwani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2014: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Cecilia S Lee, Aaron Y Lee, Farzin Forooghian, Chris S Bergstrom, Jiong Yan, Steven Yeh
PURPOSE: To describe the fundus autofluorescence (FAF) features of the inflammatory maculopathies and develop a quantification method for FAF analysis. METHODS: This is a retrospective, consecutive case series of patients with inflammatory maculopathies from two tertiary centers. The clinical findings, demographics, and FAF imaging characteristics were reviewed. Foveal autofluorescence (AF) was analyzed. Median and standard deviation (SD) of foveal AF intensity were measured...
2014: Clinical Ophthalmology
Naomi R Goldberg, Theodore Lyu, Erin Moshier, James Godbold, Douglas A Jabs
PURPOSE: To evaluate the success of single-agent immunosuppression for patients with the posterior uveitides, birdshot chorioretinitis, multifocal choroiditis with panuveitis, and punctate inner choroiditis. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: setting: Tertiary care uveitis practices. population: Patients initiated on immunomodulatory therapy. intervention: Patients were treated with prednisone 1 mg/kg and mycophenolate 2 g daily. Prednisone was tapered after 1 month...
December 2014: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Kiriko Hirooka, Wataru Saito, Yuki Hashimoto, Michiyuki Saito, Susumu Ishida
BACKGROUND: Changes in choroidal circulation hemodynamics during the course of punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) remain unknown. The aim of this study was to quantitatively evaluate changes in choroidal blood flow velocity by using laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) in patients with PIC. CASE PRESENTATION: This PIC patient was initially treated with systemic corticosteroids for 4 months. LSFG measurements were taken 10 consecutive times before treatment and at 1, 3, 12, 20 and 23 months after the initiation of therapy...
May 28, 2014: BMC Ophthalmology
Enzo D'Ambrosio, Paolo Tortorella, Ludovico Iannetti
Inflammatory choroidal neovascularization is a severe but uncommon complication of uveitis, more frequent in posterior uveitis such as punctate inner choroidopathy, multifocal choroiditis, serpiginous choroiditis, and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome. Its pathogenesis is supposed to be similar to the wet age related macular degeneration: hypoxia, release of vascular endothelial growth factor, stromal cell derived factor 1-alpha, and other mediators seem to be involved in the uveitis-related choroidal neovascularization...
2014: Journal of Ophthalmology
Javier Zarranz-Ventura, Dawn A Sim, Pearse A Keane, Praveen J Patel, Mark C Westcott, Richard W Lee, Adnan Tufail, Carlos E Pavesio
PURPOSE: To perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of retinal and choroidal morphology in patients with punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). DESIGN: Cross-sectional, consecutive series. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2242 patients attending 2 tertiary referral uveitis clinics at Moorfields Eye Hospital were screened; 46 patients with PIC diagnosis were identified, and 35 eyes (35 patients) had clinically inactive PIC had EDI-OCT images that met the inclusion criteria...
September 2014: Ophthalmology
Theresa G Leung, Ahmadreza Moradi, Dianna Liu, Quan D Nguyen, James P Dunn, Bryn Burkholder, Nicholas J Butler, Trucian Ostheimer, Jennifer E Thorne
PURPOSE: To study the clinical features and incidence rate of ocular complications in patients with punctate inner choroidopathy. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study conducted in a single-center academic practice setting. Patients diagnosed with punctate inner choroidopathy at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University from 1984 to 2012 were identified. Demographics and clinical features including the presence of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and structural complications were collected...
August 2014: Retina
Muhammet Kazim Erol, Ozdemir Ozdemir, Deniz Turgut Coban, Basak Bostanci Ceran, Mehmet Bulut
PURPOSE: To report a retrospective series of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) patients treated with intravitreal ranibizumab with good baseline vision from causes other than age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 12 eyes of 12 patients with CNV secondary to non-AMD who received intravitreal ranibizumab injections. Patients with baseline best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) above 20/63 were included in the study. All patients were followed up at least for 12 months...
March 2014: Seminars in Ophthalmology
San-Ni Chen, Jiunn-Feng Hwang
PURPOSE: To describe the findings of optical coherence tomography and clinical characteristics in patients of zonal outer retinopathy associated with punctuate inner choroidopathy. METHOD: Review of consecutive cases on fundus photographs, spectral domain ocular coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, visual field, and electrophysiological studies of patients with punctate inner choroidopathy and associated zonal outer retinopathy...
August 2014: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
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