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Article: Clinical characteristics of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy in Chinese patients

TitleClinical characteristics of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy in Chinese patients
Authors
KeywordsReferences (20) View In Table Layout
Issue Date2008
PublisherS Karger AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.karger.com/OPH
Citation
Ophthalmologica, 2008, v. 222 n. 3, p. 149-156 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: To review the clinical features of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) in Chinese patients. Methods: All patients with AZOOR during 2002-2004 in our hospitals were reviewed retrospectively. Results: Seven consecutive Chinese patients with AZOOR were recruited and followed up for 4-18 months. Their age ranged from 26 to 47 years and all were affected bilaterally. They were from the cities near the Pacific Ocean and were used to eating seafood. The common complaints were slightly reduced visual acuity and photopsia. At least one eye of each patient had a visual field defect or decreased local area sensitivity and one patient had bilateral blind spot enlargement. Ten in 14 eyes showed increased numbers of vitreous cells and 4 eyes had anterior chamber inflammatory cells and a keratic precipitate. In their initial examination, minimal or no fundus changes were found, only yellow-white dots or gray dots presented on the deep retina or outer retinal layer. Fundus fluorescent angiography showed large-area depigmentation and hyperfluorescein spots corresponding to fundus findings. Electroretinogram (ERG) or multifocal ERG was abnormal in all eyes with no changes in their follow-up examination. Not all of the initial diagnoses of these patients were consistent with the final ones. Conclusions: AZOOR is not a common disease in China, but easy to misdiagnose. Female predilection, photopsia, visual field defect, ERG abnormality and minimal ophthalmoscopic changes are the common characteristics of AZOOR in Chinese patients. Living habits may play a role in the development of AZOOR. Copyright © 2008 S. Karger AG.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/90852
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.033
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dc.contributor.authorSong, Z-Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorSheng, Y-Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, Q-Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorXue, A-Qen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLin, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Y-Zen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFu, X-Yen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:09:21Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:09:21Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationOphthalmologica, 2008, v. 222 n. 3, p. 149-156en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0030-3755en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/90852-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To review the clinical features of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) in Chinese patients. Methods: All patients with AZOOR during 2002-2004 in our hospitals were reviewed retrospectively. Results: Seven consecutive Chinese patients with AZOOR were recruited and followed up for 4-18 months. Their age ranged from 26 to 47 years and all were affected bilaterally. They were from the cities near the Pacific Ocean and were used to eating seafood. The common complaints were slightly reduced visual acuity and photopsia. At least one eye of each patient had a visual field defect or decreased local area sensitivity and one patient had bilateral blind spot enlargement. Ten in 14 eyes showed increased numbers of vitreous cells and 4 eyes had anterior chamber inflammatory cells and a keratic precipitate. In their initial examination, minimal or no fundus changes were found, only yellow-white dots or gray dots presented on the deep retina or outer retinal layer. Fundus fluorescent angiography showed large-area depigmentation and hyperfluorescein spots corresponding to fundus findings. Electroretinogram (ERG) or multifocal ERG was abnormal in all eyes with no changes in their follow-up examination. Not all of the initial diagnoses of these patients were consistent with the final ones. Conclusions: AZOOR is not a common disease in China, but easy to misdiagnose. Female predilection, photopsia, visual field defect, ERG abnormality and minimal ophthalmoscopic changes are the common characteristics of AZOOR in Chinese patients. Living habits may play a role in the development of AZOOR. Copyright © 2008 S. Karger AG.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherS Karger AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.karger.com/OPHen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofOphthalmologicaen_HK
dc.subjectReferences (20) View In Table Layouten_HK
dc.titleClinical characteristics of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy in Chinese patientsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLin, B:blin@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000126076en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid18497522-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-44349110619en_HK
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-44349110619&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume222en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage149en_HK
dc.identifier.epage156en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000256353500003-

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