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September 1992

Uveal Effusion Syndrome: Visual Field and Electroretinographic Changes in Correlation With Shifting Subretinal Fluid

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Nagoya, Japan

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(9):1206-1207. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080210024009

The amplitude of the electroretinogram (ERG) in retinal detachment is believed to be directly proportional to the area of attached retina,1 and the visual field defect usually is in accord with the location of the subretinal fluid.2 We report a case of idiopathic uveal effusion syndrome, revealing exceptional findings of the ERG and visual field.

Report of a Case.  —A 38-year-old woman, referred to our hospital in April 1990, had no history of ocular disease. Corrected visual acuity was 1.0 OD and 0.1 OS. Fundus examination of the left eye revealed a nonrhegmatogenous bullous retinal detachment with remarkable shifting of the subretinal fluid. Fluorescein angiography showed mottled retinal pigment epithelium with no leakage from the vessels, and ultrasonography revealed thickening of the choroid. The intraocular pressure and anterior segments were normal. The patient did not have nanophthalmos. The lumbar puncture revealed increased protein content without pleocytosis.To study

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