A 49-year-old woman presented for evaluation of abnormal retinal pigmentation and concern for cancer-associated retinopathy. The patient reported having difficulty with night driving owing to glare. She reported no other ocular history. The patient’s medical history was significant for type 2 diabetes diagnosed in her 30s and managed with metformin therapy, hypertension, mild hearing loss, and thyroid cancer that was in remission following thyroidectomy and radiotherapy. The patient had been told that radioactive iodine therapy damaged her pancreas and predisposed her to diabetes. The patient denied exposure to retinotoxic drugs.
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Lyons RJ, Jain N. Retinal Pigment Abnormalities in a Woman With Diabetes. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(3):316–317. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.4992
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