Acute macular neuroretinopathy: an atypical case.


PURPOSE The purpose of this report is to describe extensive acute macular neuroretinopathy lesions with atypical features. METHODS Retrospective case report. RESULTS A patient developed acute macular neuroretinopathy in the setting of multiple previously described associations including a flu-like illness, sympathomimetic exposure, overdose of norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and hypotensive shock. The fundus lesions superficially resembled retinal hemorrhages in color and fluorescein angiography pattern. The lesions could be detected on autofluorescence and infrared imaging. Optical coherence tomography revealed outer plexiform layer opacification and photoreceptor abnormalities. CONCLUSION This case suggests a compounding effect of factors associated with acute macular neuroretinopathy, possible exacerbating insults and outer plexiform layer abnormalities that may correlate with the temporal course of this condition.

DOI: 10.1097/ICB.0b013e31826722f3

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@article{Lalezary2013AcuteMN, title={Acute macular neuroretinopathy: an atypical case.}, author={Maziar Lalezary and Scott D. Schoenberger and Edward F Cherney and Anita Agarwal}, journal={Retinal cases & brief reports}, year={2013}, volume={7 1}, pages={5-8} }