Photoreceptor degeneration. Possible autoimmune disorder.

  title={Photoreceptor degeneration. Possible autoimmune disorder.},
  author={John L. Keltner and Alan M. Roth and R. Shihman Chang},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  volume={101 4},
A 61-year-old woman with progressive blindness, initially responsive to steroid therapy, was found to have an undifferentiated neoplasm in the cervix uteri. Visual fields demonstrated ring scotomas and the electroretinographic pattern eventually became flat. The interval from onset of visual symptoms to blindness was 19 months. Eye pathologic findings included loss of retinal photoreceptors, a macular hole, and normal optic nerves. Antibodies were demonstrated in the patient's serum to normal… CONTINUE READING


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