Optical coherence tomography angiography in paracentral acute middle maculopathy secondary to central retinal vein occlusion

G. Casalino, M. Williams, C. McAvoy, F. Bandello, U. Chakravarthy

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Abstract

Purpose: To report the clinical course and the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) findings of patients presenting with paracentral acute middle maculopathy (PAMM) and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Methods: Retrospective case series. Clincal records and multimodal imaging findings of patients presenting with PAMM and CRVO were reviewed. Results: Three eyes of three patients (2 males; mean age: 66 years) were included in the study. Mean follow-up was 9 months and images using OCTA (AngioVue OCT angiography system, Optovue, Inc., Fremont, CA, USA) were available at the last follow-up visit. During follow-up, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of case 1 was unchanged at 85 ETDRS letters and OCTA revealed a mild attenuation of the perifoveal deep capillary plexus (DCP); in case 2, BCVA changed from 83 to 77 ETDRS letters and OCTA revealed patchy areas of attenuation and pruning of the DCP; in case 3, BCVA decreased from 26 to 8 ETDRS letters and OCTA revealed extensive areas of DCP dropout. Conclusion: The natural course of visual acuity in patients with PAMM secondary to CRVO may vary. In these patients, the extent of DCP dropout on OCTA may reflect the extent of visual acuity impairment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-893
Number of pages6
JournalEye
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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