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doi: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e31823f9afa
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Unilateral Acute Idiopathic Maculopathy

Yannuzzi, Lawrence A. MD; Jampol, Lee M. MD; Rabb, Maurice F. MD; Sorenson, John A. MD; Beyrer, Charles MD; Wilcox, Lloyd M. Jr MD

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This is a report of nine patients who experienced sudden, severe, unilateral central vision loss following a flulike illness. Each patient had an exudative detachment of the macula. All patients experienced a spontaneous resolution of the acute macular manifestations with near-complete recovery of vision. A characteristic bull's-eye appearance in the macula persisted. The acute manifestations of the disorder did not recur in any of the patients during the period of follow-up. The constellation of findings was suggestive of an inflammatory disease of the retinal pigment epithelium, but a specific causative agent could not be identified. The acute clinical and angiographic features, the natural course, and the residual pigment epithelial derangement were not consistent with any previously described disorder.

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