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23rd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society

German Retina Society

24.09. - 25.09.2010, Freiburg

Autofluorescent findings in a case of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome

Meeting Abstract

  • Christoph Zollfrank - University Eye Clinic Regensburg
  • P. Prahs - University Eye Clinic Regensburg
  • M.A. Gamulescu - University Eye Clinic Regensburg
  • H. Helbig - University Eye Clinic Regensburg

German Retina Society. 23rd Annual Conference of the German Retina Society. Freiburg i. Br., 24.-25.09.2010. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2010. Doc10rg45

doi: 10.3205/10rg45, urn:nbn:de:0183-10rg453

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Published: September 21, 2010

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Background: The multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) is part of a group called chorioretinal “white dot syndromes” which partly show overlapping symptoms. In this case we want to picutre the diseases progress by means of autoflurescence.

Method/Result: A 20-year-old healthy patient presented with a persistant flickering of the left eye for the last two weeks. With corrected refraction his visus was limited to 1,0 concerning the right eye and 0,6 concerning the left. Fundoscopic examination of the left eye showed hazy light spots at the rear eye-pole and its surrounding periphery. We could also find an enhancement of the autofluorescence in those spots. Perimetric tests did not lead to pathologic results. Electrophysiologic examination just showed a marginally prolonged latency. After inconclusive screening for systemic causes of the symtoms we considered it to be MEWDS.

Conclusion: Autofluorescence might be a very sensitive, save and secure method to prove retinal changes of a MEWDS.