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Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jul-Aug;44(4):393-7. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20130715-10.

Fundus autofluorescence in ampiginous choroiditis.

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Retina Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA.

Abstract

Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) is being increasingly employed in the evaluation of retinal diseases. We report the first description of FAF findings during the natural history of ampiginous choroiditis and correlate these findings to fundus photography, infrared imaging, and cross-sectional optical coherence tomography. In a patient with a 12-month recurring, relapsing course of ampiginous choroiditis, there was a predictable pattern of FAF findings. At the time of presentation with a whitish-yellow, creamy clinical lesion, FAF reveals a diffuse, subtle hyperautofluorescence at the site of activity. As the clinical lesion fades, the FAF takes on a more intense, discrete, coalesced hyperautofluorescence, which decreases and becomes stippled over time, eventually giving way to a patch of hypoautofluorescence at the site of inactivity. Examination over the patient's long course suggests that FAF evolves predictably during exacerbations and remissions, and the FAF findings reveal activity well after the clinical lesion resolves. FAF is a simple, noninvasive, and effective modality for following the evolution of ampiginous choroiditis.

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23883534
DOI:
10.3928/23258160-20130715-10
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