Congratulations to the winner of our March quiz, Christina Canakis, MD, Vitreoretinal Fellow at the Department of Ophthalmology, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, La. The correct answer to our March challenge was idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. For a complete discussion of this case, see the Clinicopathologic Reports, Case Reports, and Small Case Series section in the April ARCHIVES (Rosa RH, Davis JL, Eifrig CWG. Clinicopathologic correlation of idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120:502-508).
Montage fundus photograph of left eye (October 11, 1995) reveals peripapillary red-orange nodular lesions contiguous with elevated, sinuous, tubular lesions extending through the macular region. Note subretinal pigment epithelial hemorrhage superotemporal to the optic disc and the red-orange nodular or polypoidal lesions just posterior to the hemorrhage (arrow). Also note the serosanguineous retinal detachment and few hard exudates inferotemporally.
Be sure to visit the Archives of OphthalmologyWorld Wide Web site (http://www.archophthalmol.com) and try your hand at our Clinical Challenge Interactive Quiz. We invite visitors to make a diagnosis based on selected information from a case report or other feature scheduled to be published in the following month's print edition of the ARCHIVES. The first visitor to e-mail our Web editors with the correct answer will be recognized in the print journal and on our Web site and will also receive a free copy of the book One Hundred Years of JAMA Landmark Articles.
June 2002. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(6):713-000. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.6.713