[Skip to Navigation]
Views 157
Citations 0
Ophthalmic Images
November 12, 2020

Depigmented Chorioretinal Lesions Following Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection

Author Affiliations
  • 1Shiley Eye Institute and Jacobs Retina Center, the Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(11):e201652. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1652

A patient with a history of varicella-zoster virus infection presented with a complaint of photoaversion in the right eye. On examination, the pupil in the right eye was fixed and nonreactive to light. Slitlamp examination revealed transillumination defects in the right iris. A dilated fundus examination revealed multiple depigmented abnormalities in the right choroid (Figure). The left eye was unremarkable. Optical coherence tomography revealed no overlying retinal pigment epithelium atrophy in areas of depigmentation, which was likely secondary to loss of pigmentation of choroidal melanocytes.

Limit 200 characters
Limit 25 characters
Conflicts of Interest Disclosure

Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.

Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.

Err on the side of full disclosure.

If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.

Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.

Limit 140 characters
Limit 3600 characters or approximately 600 words
    ×