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Journal Article

Acute macular neuroretinopathy is a rare disorder characterized by the sudden onset of unilateral or bilateral paracentral scotomas with relative sparing of the central vision that occurs mostly in young women. It is often characterized by wedge-like macular lesions. The cause of acute macular neuroretinopathy is unknown but viral, immunological, and vascular etiologies have been proposed. There is no current treatment and the visual prognosis is variable. We describe a young woman in whom this disorder was associated with the administration of epinephrine.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • El-Dairi, M; Bhatti, MT; Vaphiades, MS

Published Date

  • September 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 618 - 624

PubMed ID

  • 19682625

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19682625

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-3304

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.survophthal.2009.04.010


  • eng