Optical coherence tomography (OCT) in acute macular neuroretinopathy
PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of ocular coherence tomography (OCT) concerning diagnosis and pathogenesis of acute macular neuroretinopathy. METHODS: A 33-year old woman complained of sudden onset of central scotomas in her right eye because of acute macular neuroretinopathy. We performed a direct ophthalmoscopy, a visual field testing, a fluorescein angiography (FA) a multifocal ERG (mf-ERG) and an OCT. RESULTS: We found typical paracentral scotoma in visual field testing, a normal FA and mf-ERG in her right eye. In OCT there was a band of higher reflectivity (115 microm) overlying an intact band corresponding to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)/ choriocapillaris complex. Retinal thickness was within the normal range. CONCLUSION: OCT can be an additional valuable tool in acute macular neuroretinopathy as it is a disease with discrete pathology and often normal results in other diagnostic tests.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||optical coherence tomography – OCT – acute macular neuroretinopathy|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Optical Technology (111302)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2000 Blackwell Publishing|
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|Deposited On:||13 Feb 2008|
|Last Modified:||22 Apr 2010 02:44|
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