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Small Case Series
March 14, 2011

Acute Macular Outer Retinopathy (AMOR): A Reappraisal of Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy Using Multimodality Diagnostic Testing

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2011;129(3):360-371. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.22

Acute macular neuroretinopathy (AMNR) is a rare retinal condition that features the sudden onset of bilateral central scotomata, which may be preceded by a viral prodrome in some patients. Acute macular neuroretinopathy may be difficult to diagnose because of the subtle or even absent findings on funduscopic examination and fluorescein angiography. Bos and Deutman1 initially described AMNR in 4 patients with paracentral scotomata, slightly decreased visual acuity, and reddish, wedge-shaped intraretinal lesions directed toward the fovea. Because of the acute onset of the symptoms and based on their theory that the more superficial layers of macular retina were involved, the term AMNR was adopted.

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