Retinal pigmentary changes in chronic uveitis mimicking retinitis pigmentosa

Retinal pigmentary changes in chronic uveitis mimicking retinitis pigmentosa Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2017) 255:1801–1810 DOI 10.1007/s00417-017-3689-7 INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS Retinal pigmentary changes in chronic uveitis mimicking retinitis pigmentosa 1,2 1 1 1 D. Damla Sevgi & Samaneh Davoudi & Jason Comander & Lucia Sobrin Received: 20 October 2016 /Revised: 18 April 2017 /Accepted: 26 April 2017 /Published online: 18 May 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract tailed examination of signs of past or present inflammation Purpose To present retinal pigmentary changes mimicking and ancillary testing, with FA often being most helpful, are retinitis pigmentosa (RP) as a finding of advanced uveitis. required for the correct diagnosis. This is important, because Methods We retrospectively reviewed charts of patients with- intervention can prevent further damage if the cause of the out a family history of inherited retinal degenerations who pigmentary changes is destructive inflammation. presented with retinal pigment changes and signs of past or present intraocular inflammation. Comprehensive eye exami- . . nation including best-corrected visual acuity, slit-lamp exam- Keywords Inherited retinal degeneration Uveitis Retinitis ination and dilated fundus examination was performed on all pigmentosa Retinal pigmentary changes patients in addition to color fundus photography, optical co- herence tomography, fluorescein angiography (FA), and full- field electroretinogram testing. Results We Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Springer Journals

Retinal pigmentary changes in chronic uveitis mimicking retinitis pigmentosa

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