May 2007
Volume 48, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2007
Presentation and Course of Severe Form of Multifocal Choroiditis
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • I. A. Meunier
    Rothschild Foundation, Paris, France
  • C. Edelson
    Rothschild Foundation, Paris, France
  • C. Favard
    Rothschild Foundation, Paris, France
  • G. Caputo
    Rothschild Foundation, Paris, France
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships I.A. Meunier, None; C. Edelson, None; C. Favard, None; G. Caputo, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2007, Vol.48, 5148. doi:
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      I. A. Meunier, C. Edelson, C. Favard, G. Caputo; Presentation and Course of Severe Form of Multifocal Choroiditis. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):5148.

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Purpose:: To characterise a clinical pattern of multifocal choroiditis (MC) correlated with a severe visual outcome.

Methods:: The charts of 36 patients with active MC have been reviewed.

Results:: Three patients (three eyes) present an acute MC with a rapid progression to macular choroidal neovascularisation. No lesions were noted on previous examination in the including eyes. In these eyes, initial exam reveals only new active chorioretinal lesions poorly visible; all new lesions were including within a large macular serous retinal detachment. Despite high dose of corticosteroids (pulses), choroidal neovascularisation and fibrosis occur within one month resulting in a poor visual outcome.

Conclusions:: MC initially presenting with only new active lesions within a large serous retinal detachment may carry a higher risk for short term choroidal neovascularisation and severe fibrosis. More aggressive treatment i.e. intravitreous injections should be discussed in these peculiar cases.

Keywords: chorioretinitis • choroid: neovascularization • macula/fovea 

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