Acute annular outer retinopathy: report of four cases.


Journal Article

PURPOSE: To describe the clinical findings and course in four patients with acute annular outer retinopathy. METHODS: Four patients were evaluated during the course of acute annular outer retinopathy, and the historical and clinical findings were retrospectively collected. RESULTS: Four healthy patients developed the acute onset of visual field loss associated with a localized, white annular outer retinopathy. All patients were caucasian; two were women, aged 29 and 32 years, and two were men, aged 71 and 79 years. The mean follow-up was 3.9 years (range, 1 to 6 years). On presentation, four eyes had an irregular, incomplete, peripapillary, annular band of gray-white, deep retinal opacification with visual CONCLUSIONS: These four cases of acute annular outer retinopathy expand our knowledge of this disorder. Acute annular outer retinopathy may be a distinct entity or it may represent a variant of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy retinopathy. As more cases are recognized, the characteristic features of the disease spectrum, the etiology, and treatment options may be better elucidated.

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Cited Authors

  • Fekrat, S; Wilkinson, CP; Chang, B; Yannuzzi, L; Schatz, H; Haller, JA

Published Date

  • November 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 130 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 636 - 644

PubMed ID

  • 11078842

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11078842

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(00)00560-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States