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Acute annular outer retinopathy

Joanna Brydak-Godowska, Joanna Gołębiewska, Monika Turczyńska, Joanna Moneta-Wielgoś, Agnieszka Samsel, Piotr K Borkowski, Michał Ciszek, Agnieszka Płonecka-Rodzoch, Aleksandra Kużnik-Borkowska, Joanna Ciszewska, Elżbieta Makomaska-Szaroszyk, Lidia B Brydak, Dariusz Kęcik
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the clinical course and distinctive features of different white dot syndromes (WDS) in patients attending the Ophthalmology Department, Medical University of Warsaw in the years 1995-2015. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-two (62) patients (43 females and 19 males), aged 18 to 77 years, referred with a WDS were included in this prospective study, with observation period ranging from 5 months to 16 years. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmological examination and multimodal imaging studies...
March 2, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
S Bemme, U Pleyer, N Salehi, S Naxer, J Callizo, H Hoerauf, N Feltgen
Acute annular outer retinopathy (AAOR) is a very rare variant of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR). Both variants are characterized by the perception of a progressive visual field defect and can be accompanied by photopsia. In contrast to AZOOR, a progressive whitish and annular demarcation of the involved retina is observed in AAOR using ophthalmoscopy. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) reveals morphological changes predominantly in the outer retinal layers. Although there is no proof of an effective therapy, in the case presented here further progression could be stopped by a combination of antiviral and immunosuppressive therapy...
January 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Shabari S Seetharam, Lee M Jampol, Manjot K Gill
PURPOSE: Acute annular outer retinopathy is a rare entity. There are only a few cases in the world's literature. Our study is the first to describe the spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in the acute presentation of this disease and to follow the disease in convalescence. METHODS: This article is a descriptive case report. We used Spectralis OCT to image the transient intraretinal whitening that is initially seen in this disorder, and the OCT changes during follow-up...
2015: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Piergiorgio Neri, Federico Ricci, Alfonso Giovannini, Ilir Arapi, Cecilia De Felici, Andrea Cusumano, Cesare Mariotti
To report a case of overlapping choriocapillaritis that initially presented as multifocal choroiditis (MFC) but later showed features compatible with acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) resistant to standard immunosuppression that responded only to adalimumad therapy. A 41-year-old patient presented with multiple small, discrete yellow-whitish spots in both eyes, compatible with MFC. A few weeks later, despite treatment with sub-Tenon and systemic corticosteroids, a choroidal neovascularization occurred in the right eye...
April 2014: International Ophthalmology
Quan V Hoang, Roberto Gallego-Pinazo, Lawrence A Yannuzzi
BACKGROUND: Acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) was described by Gass in 1992 as an independent posterior uveitis characterized by photopsias and rapid visual field zonal loss, with 70% of cases stabilizing within 6 months, although there is a paucity of long-term documentation of AZOOR cases. METHODS: The authors reported the case of a 55-year-old woman diagnosed with AZOOR and followed for 13 years. RESULTS: Best-corrected visual acuity at baseline was 20/60 in her right eye and 20/25 in her left eye, with an annular peripapillary area of irregular retinal thickening and temporal visual field loss in both eyes...
July 2013: Retina
Dinelli M Monson, Justine R Smith
Acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) is a rare unilateral or bilateral disease of unknown etiology characterized by focal degeneration of photoreceptors. A total of 131 cases of AZOOR (205 eyes), including the variant known as acute annular outer retinopathy, have been reported in the English language literature. In this group of predominantly white individuals, average age at presentation was 36.7 years, and the male:female ratio was 1:3.2. The majority of patients complained of the acute onset of a scotoma, which was associated with photopsia...
January 2011: Survey of Ophthalmology
Johnny Tang, Rosalind A Stevens, Annabelle A Okada, Marian Chin, Robert B Nussenblatt, Chi-Chao Chan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2008: Archives of Ophthalmology
Seiyo Harino, Chikako Nagaya, Satoshi Matsuda, Yoshiko Iwahashi, Masanobu Uyama, Osman Cekiç, Mie Hashimoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2004: Retina
Chui M G Cheung, Vinod Kumar, Tariq Saeed, Jonathan M Gibson, Philip I Murray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2002: Archives of Ophthalmology
Clement Fernández F, González Guijarro J
CASE REPORT: We report a case of AAOR in a 24-year-old female. DISCUSSION: We confirm the different FA behaviour of the whitish ring in AAOR and the white dots in MEWDS. ICG performed in the healing phase was normal in spite of the permanent functional loss. This result suggest a primary outer retinal damage in this case.
June 2000: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
S Fekrat, C P Wilkinson, B Chang, L Yannuzzi, H Schatz, J A Haller
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical findings and course in four patients with acute annular outer retinopathy. METHODS: Four patients were evaluated during the course of acute annular outer retinopathy, and the historical and clinical findings were retrospectively collected. RESULTS: Four healthy patients developed the acute onset of visual field loss associated with a localized, white annular outer retinopathy. All patients were caucasian; two were women, aged 29 and 32 years, and two were men, aged 71 and 79 years...
November 2000: American Journal of Ophthalmology
J D Gass, C Stern
PURPOSE: A 23-year-old man developed a rapid-onset, large, dense scotoma that was associated with a peculiar gray intraretinal ring corresponding to the edge of the scotoma and normal fluorescein angiographic findings. This disorder may represent a variant of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy. METHODS: We studied one patient by ophthalmoscopic examination and fluorescein angiography. RESULTS: The patient experienced a short period of concentric enlargement of the scotoma and narrowing of the retinal vessels within the ring, followed by stabilization of the scotoma and slow progressive depigmentation and intraretinal migration of the retinal pigment epithelium within the zone of visual loss...
March 1995: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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