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January 1992

Peripapillary Subretinal Neovascularization Associated With Multiple Evanescent White-Dot Syndrome

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(1):13-15. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080130015007

To the Editor.  —In the October 1990 issue of the Archives, Wyhinny et al1 reported a case of subfoveal neovascular membrane developing 6 months after an episode of multiple evanescent white-dot syndrome (MEWDS) in a young woman. We report a similar case with development of peripapillary, rather than macular, subretinal neovascularization (SRNV).

Report of a Case.  —A 27-year-old woman was referred to our office 10 days after the onset of biopsy-proved chickenpox with a complaint of blurred vision in her left eye associated with multiple small dark spots in her central visual field. The referring ophthalmologist had examined her twice, noting small yellow focal lesions in the left macula on the second visit that had not been present 4 days earlier on first examination.Examination in our office revealed a visual acuity of 20/20 OD and 20/50- OS with no afferent pupillary defect. No anterior chamber cells were present