Punctate inner choroidopathy

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Punctate inner choroidopathy

Punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) is an inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the choroid of the eye and occurs predominantly in young, nearsighted (myopic) women. Signs and symptoms may include scotomata, blurred vision, photopsias, floaters, photophobia, distorted vision (metamorphopsia), and/or loss of peripheral vision. The majority of cases are self-limited with good visual prognosis, but permanent and severe visual loss can occur as a result of the development of choroidal neovascular membranes (CNV). The cause of PIC is not known, but it is thought to involve both genetic predisposition and environmental factors. The majority of affected individuals who do not have CNV do not require treatment; for others, treatment may include medication, laser photocoagulation, photodynamic therapy (treatment with drugs that become active when exposed to light) and/or surgery.
 

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The terms "Punctate inner choroidopathy" returned 9 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Punctate inner choroidopathy in systemic lupus.
 

Author(s): Z Hafidi, H Handor, S Berradi, A Regragui, A El Atiqi, S Belhassan, I Sabrane, S Tachfouti, A Amazouzi, R Daoudi

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2015 Mar;38(3):e49-50.

 

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2015

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Unilateral Punctate inner choroidopathy with choroidal neovascular membrane in a young male.
 

Author(s): Jyotirmay Biswas, Rajiv Raman, Deepak Bhojwani

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep;62(9):949-50.

 

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2014

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Idiopathic multifocal choroiditis/punctate inner choroidopathy with acute photoreceptor loss or dysfunction out of proportion to clinically visible lesions.
 

Author(s): Marion R Munk, Jesse J Jung, Kristin Biggee, William R Tucker, H Nida Sen, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Amani A Fawzi, Lee M Jampol

Journal: Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2015 Feb;35(2):334-43.

 

To report acute/subacute vision loss and paracentral scotomata in patients with idiopathic multifocal choroiditis/punctate inner choroidopathy due to large zones of acute photoreceptor attenuation surrounding the chorioretinal lesions.

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2015

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