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Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep 28;4(3):155-9. doi: 10.1159/000355389. eCollection 2013.

Punctate inner choroidopathy: a clinical case report.

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  • 1Ophthalmology Department, Leiria-Pombal Hospital Center, Leiria, Portugal.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report an uncommon case of a 29-year-old Caucasian male diagnosed with unilateral choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to punctate inner choroidopathy leading to visual impairment.

METHODS:

This is a retrospective and descriptive case report based on data from clinical records, patient observation and analysis of ancillary diagnostic tests.

RESULTS:

A 29-year-old Caucasian male presented to our emergency department with complaints of decreased central vision in his left eye (LE), detected a few hours before. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in the LE was counting fingers at 50 cm and BCVA in the right eye was 20/20. Fundoscopy of the LE evidenced multiple round and yellowish lesions in the macula and nasal to the optic nerve, without intraocular inflammation signs. Optical coherence tomography showed increased retinal thickness with detachment of the neuroepithelium and a slight retinal pigment epithelium detachment. Fluorescein angiography revealed hyperfluorescent lesions with blurred borders in the macula. An intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (1.25 mg/0.05 ml) was administered in the LE, which resulted in anatomic and visual improvement.

CONCLUSION:

We present a rare case of unilateral CNV secondary to punctate inner choroidopathy in a young, myopic male.

KEYWORDS:

Choroidal neovascularization; Intravitreal bevacizumab; Punctate inner choroidopathy

PMID:
24163685
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PMCID:
PMC3806698
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