May 2007
Volume 48, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2007
Fundus Autofluorescence in Acute Exudative Polymorphous Vitelliform Maculopathy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • R. Iranmanesh
    Ophthalmology-Columbia Univ, Ophthalmology-Columbia Univ, New York, New York
  • E. Shrier
    Ophthalmology, SUNY Downstate New York, New York, New York
  • J. Zheutlin
    Ophthalmology, Private Practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • L. Yannuzzi
    Ophthalmology, Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants, New York, New York
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships R. Iranmanesh, None; E. Shrier, None; J. Zheutlin, None; L. Yannuzzi, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2007, Vol.48, 122. doi:
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      R. Iranmanesh, E. Shrier, J. Zheutlin, L. Yannuzzi; Fundus Autofluorescence in Acute Exudative Polymorphous Vitelliform Maculopathy. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007;48(13):122. doi:

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Purpose:: To describe the fundus autofluorescence (AF) findings in patients with acute exudative polymorphous vitelliform maculopathy (AEPVM).

Methods:: Three patients with AEPVM were imaged with fundus AF photography using a fundus based camera system. Complete clinical examination also included fundus photography, FA, OCT and genetic testing.

Results:: The three patients all had bilateral, central, symmetric, subretinal vitelliform lesions. Fundus AF photography demonstrated that the material was intensely hyperautofluorescent, consistent with the presence of lipofuscin.

Conclusions:: In these patient with AEPVM, fundus AF imaging supports the theory that lipofuscin accumulates in this rare disorder and suggests that cell loss may occur despite recovery of near-normal vision in all reported cases. To our knowledge, this is the first description of fundus AF imaging in patients with AEPVM.

Keywords: imaging methods (CT, FA, ICG, MRI, OCT, RTA, SLO, ultrasound) • retina 

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