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Int Ophthalmol. 2009 Aug;29(4):271-4. doi: 10.1007/s10792-008-9215-5. Epub 2008 Apr 10.

Isolated foveal hypoplasia.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Policlinico Riuniti di Foggia, University of Foggia, Viale Pinto 1, Foggia, Italy. giuseppe.querques@hotmail.it

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe a patient with isolated foveal hypoplasia.

METHODS:

A 55-year-old man with the clinical suspicion of foveal hypoplasia was given a complete ophthalmological examination, including optical coherence tomography (OCT), fluorescein angiography (FA) and fundus-related perimetry (FRP). Mutation screening for oculocutaneous albinism and aniridia was also performed, but the results were negative for both.

RESULTS:

Following a complete ophthalmological examination and genetic studies, we were able to confirm the clinical suspicion of isolated foveal hypoplasia in this otherwise healthy patient.

CONCLUSIONS:

With this report we want to highlight the roles of OCT, FA and FRP in the diagnosis of such a singular condition as isolated foveal hypoplasia.

PMID:
18401554
DOI:
10.1007/s10792-008-9215-5
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