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September 3, 2020

Relapsing Pigment Epithelial Detachment in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy After Dilated Eye Examination

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online September 3, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.3024

We found great interest in the case reported by Watson and Yellachich1 that described a pigment epithelial detachment (PED) due to central serous retinopathy that relapsed during 2 separate clinical occasions 1 hour after receiving topical phenylephrine, 2.5%. A single case of such an unusual finding that has, to our knowledge, never been previously reported requires confirmation through additional patient findings, and so we would also like to report a case of a PED that fluctuated in size in response to topical phenylephrine drops.

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