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August 1968

Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla
From Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;80(2):177-185. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050179005

The clinical and fluorescein angiographic findings are described in three young female patients showing rapid loss of central vision secondary to multifocal, yellow-white, placoid lesions at the level of the pigment epithelium and choroid; rapid resolution of these lesions with permanent alterations in the pigment epithelium and minimal damage to the adjacent choroid and retina; and significant visual improvement which continued for several weeks or months after apparent ophthalmoscopic resolution of the acute lesions.

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Gass, J.D.M., et al:  A Combined Technique of Fluorescein Funduscopy and Angiography of the Eye , Arch Ophthal 78:455-461 ( (Oct) ) 1967.Article