An unusual retinal pigment epitheliopathy endemic to the island of Guam.

@article{Hanlon1993AnUR,
  title={An unusual retinal pigment epitheliopathy endemic to the island of Guam.},
  author={Sinead Hanlon and John Charles Steele},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  year={1993},
  volume={70 10},
  pages={854-9}
}
An unusual retinal pigment epitheliopathy resembling ophthalmomyiasis interna posterior (OMI) is endemic to Guam. Sixteen percent of a sample of the indigenous population were found to have the retinopathy. Fifty-two percent of a group of individuals suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Parkinsonism-dementia complex (ALS/PDC) were found to have the same retinopathy. Although the retinal appearance is similar to that caused by a subretinal parasite, a definite etiology has not been… CONTINUE READING