Acute macular neuroretinopathy: A case report and review of the literature, 2002-2012

Hassan A. Aziz, Wajiha J. Kheir, Ryan C. Young, Ryan F. Isom, Sander Dubovy

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Abstract

Acute macular neuroretinopathy (AMNR) is a rare condition that primarily affects young women in their reproductive years. Many of the affected young women are on oral contraceptives. Patients report a sudden decrease in visual acuity, usually a few days after the onset of a febrile illness, with paracentral scotomas either unilaterally or bilaterally. Although AMNR was initially thought to be an inner retinal pathology, with the publication of 84 case reports in the English medical literature and the advent of new imaging modalities, it is now thought to be a disease of the outer retina. In 2003, Turbeville et al published a review of more than 41 AMNR cases reported from 1975 to March 2002, which summarized the available literature and suggested potential fields of research to be explored. This article summarizes the 43 case reports that were published in the English literature from April 2002 to October 2012 and also presents a unique case of AMNR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-124
Number of pages11
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Acute macular neuroretinopathy : A case report and review of the literature, 2002-2012. / Aziz, Hassan A.; Kheir, Wajiha J.; Young, Ryan C.; Isom, Ryan F.; Dubovy, Sander.

In: Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina, Vol. 46, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 114-124.

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Aziz, Hassan A. ; Kheir, Wajiha J. ; Young, Ryan C. ; Isom, Ryan F. ; Dubovy, Sander. / Acute macular neuroretinopathy : A case report and review of the literature, 2002-2012. In: Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina. 2015 ; Vol. 46, No. 1. pp. 114-124.
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