Author Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
Unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy (UAIM) is characterized by sudden unilateral vision loss following flulike illness.1,2 Reduced vision is caused by exudative retinal detachment overlying a thickening of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Spontaneous resolution of exudative changes may occur within a few weeks, with favorable visual acuity.
Ooto S, Hangai M, Yoshimura N. Photoreceptor Restoration in Unilateral Acute Idiopathic Maculopathy on Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011;129(12):1633-1635. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.345