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November 1977

Foveal Lesions Seen in Retinitis Pigmentosa

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(11):1993-1996. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450110087008
Abstract

• A total of 110 patients with retinitis pigmentosa were prospectively and consecutively evaluated for the presence of foveal lesions. Of these 69 (63%) patients showed one of two types of separate and distinct bilateral foveal lesions. Forty-seven (43%) patients had atrophicappearing lesions of the retinal pigment epithelium within the fovea of both eyes, and an additional 22 (20%) patients showed bilateral foveal cysts or partial-thickness holes. Of the 22 patients in this last group, 16 showed cystoid macular edema evident on fluorescein angiography.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:1993-1996, 1977)

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