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P.D. Williams, R. Wang, D.G. Callanan; Optical Coherence Tomographic Evidence of Diffuse Macular Atrophy in Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006;47(13):4505.
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To report a case series of birdshot retinochoroidopathy patients with optical coherence tomographic (OCT) evidence of diffuse macular thinning.
This is a retrospective case series. All cases of birdshot retinochoroidopathy in a single referral practice were reviewed for evidence of macular or foveal thinning as measured by OCT.
Seven eyes of four patients were found to have macular thinning on OCT. The average length of time the patients had a diagnosis of birdshot retinochoroidopathy was 15.75 years (range 10–27 years). The median Snellen acuity was 20/100 (range 20/50–hand motions). The mean foveal thickness was 137.6 microns (range 117–159 microns). The mean macular volume was 5.074 cubic millimeters (range 4.177–5.965 cubic millimeters).
Macular thinning as measured by OCT occurs in patients with birdshot retinochoroidopathy. Patients may have good visual acuity despite the presence of foveal thinning.
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