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December 2010

Foveal Hypoautofluorescence: Does It Correlate to Visual Acuity in White Dot Syndromes?

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Dipartimento di Scienze per la Salute, Universita' degli Studi del Molise, Campobasso, Italy (Drs R. dell’Omo, E. dell’Omo, and Costagliola); and Ospedale G. Vietri, Larino, Italy (Dr Polisena);

Arch Ophthalmol. 2010;128(12):1628-1629. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2010.278

We read with great interest the article by Yeh et al1 that analyzed fundus autofluorescence (FAF) in white dot syndromes (WDS).

The patients were categorized into 3 groups on the basis of the presence of hypoautofluorescence in the fovea (central 1500 μm surrounding the foveola): normal FAF signal (no hypoautofluorescence), hypoautofluorescence affecting less than 50% (minimal), and hypoautofluorescence occupying 50% or more of the fovea (predominant).

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