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Optical coherence tomography findings in patients with late solar retinopathy.
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PMID:  15183809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To investigate the morphologic appearance on optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the macula in patients with late solar retinopathy and its association with visual acuity. DESIGN: Observational case series. METHODS: All patients with solar retinopathy evaluated between 1998 and 2003 at one institution were invited to participate in an ophthalmic evaluation. RESULTS: In all four affected eyes of four patients, OCT demonstrated abnormal reflectivity at the outer foveal retina, such as fragmentation or interruption of the inner high reflective layer corresponding to the junction between the photoreceptor inner and outer segments. Involvement of the entire photoreceptor reflective layer at the fovea was observed in the patient with decreased visual acuity (20/60). CONCLUSIONS: Optical coherence tomography demonstrated abnormalities in the outer foveal retina. The OCT findings suggest that decreased visual acuity may be associated with full-thickness involvement of the photoreceptors.
Rodrigo Jorge; Rogério A Costa; Luciana S Quirino; Milla W Paques; Daniela Calucci; José A Cardillo; Ingrid U Scott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-08     Completed Date:  2004-06-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1139-43     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Retina and Vitreous Section, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological
Photoreceptor Cells, Vertebrate / pathology
Radiation Injuries / diagnosis*,  etiology
Retina / pathology*,  radiation effects*
Retinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology
Scotoma / diagnosis,  etiology
Sunlight / adverse effects*
Tomography, Optical Coherence*
Visual Acuity

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