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Presumed autoimmune retinopathy following chickenpox; a case report

Zak Prime, Jo Sims, Helen Danesh-Meyer



PURPOSE: To report a case of presumed autoimmune retinopathy in a patient who had been diagnosed with chickenpox immediately prior to symptom onset. METHOD: This is a retrospective case report with fundus autofluorescence and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. RESULTS: A 29-year-old immunocompetent man presented with a two-month history of photopsia and a bluish light predominantly in the left eye with onset immediately following a diagnosis of chickenpox. He subsequently developed blurring of vision in his left eye with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography showing disruption and loss of ellipsoid layer in a perivascular pattern in both eyes with fundus autofluorescence de..

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