Punctate inner choroidopathy: Resolution after oral steroid treatment and review of the literature

Jaime Levy, Marina Shneck, Itamar Klemperer, Tova Lifshitz

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Abstract

Case report: A case of punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) that resolved after oral steroid treatment is described. The 25-year-old female patient presented with reduced visual acuity of several days duration. Results of fundus examination, fluorescein angiography, and indocyanine green angiography were consistent with PIC with a small choroidal neovascularization lesion nasal to the fovea. Visual acuity improved significantly after several days on oral steroid treatment. Comments: Although spontaneous resolution of the lesions can occur without any treatment, oral steroids in PIC may help achieve improved vision more rapidly. The clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, and therapeutic modalities of this rare entity are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-608
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Choroidal neovascularization
  • Oral steroids
  • Punctate inner choroidopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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