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MULTIMODAL RETINAL IMAGING IN ACHROMATOPSIA

Ho, Yeen-Fey MD*,†; Kao, Ling-Yuh MD*,†; Lai, Chi-Chun MD*,†; Wu, Wei-Chi MD*,†; Wang, Nan-Kai MD*,†

Retinal Cases and Brief Reports: January 2014 - Volume 8 - Issue 1 - p 1–3
doi: 10.1097/ICB.0b013e318297f786
Case Report

Purpose: To investigate comprehensive image findings in a patient with incomplete achromatopsia.

Methods: Observational case report.

Results: A 12-year-old girl was referred to our clinic with nystagmus, photophobia, poor best-corrected visual acuity, and impaired color vision since she was 5 years old. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/200 for both eyes. The fundus photography showed macula mottling, and fundus autofluorescence imaging showed a bull's eye–like maculopathy. The spectral domain optical coherence tomography revealed decreased outer nuclear layer thickness and inner and outer segment loss beneath the subfoveal area. The electroretinogram showed extinguished cone responses with relatively well-preserved rod responses.

Conclusion: Fundus autofluorescence and spectral domain optical coherence tomography may serve as screening tools for achromatopsia candidates, but the electroretinogram study remains the most reliable test for diagnosis.

Fundus autofluorescence and spectral domain optical coherence tomography may serve as screening tools for achromatopsia candidates, but the electroretinogram study remains the most reliable test for diagnosis.

*Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan; and

Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Reprint requests: Nan-Kai Wang, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 5 Fu-Hsing Street, Kuei Shan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan; e-mail: wang.nankai@gmail.com

The National Science Council (NSC-99-2314-B-182A-029-MY3) and the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CMRPG 381561∼381563 & 391801) support N.-K. Wang. The funding organization had no role in the design or conduct of this research.

None of the authors have any conflicting interests to disclose.

© 2014 by Ophthalmic Communications Society, Inc.