Case of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy resembling retrobulbar optic neuropathy

Manabu Ogawa, Hiroshi Mori, Nobuyuki Nemoto, Motohiro Kiyosawa, Manabu Mochizuki, Keiko Momose, Masato Wakakura, Hisao Ohde

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Abstract

We report a case of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) with a central scotoma and normal fundus. A 17-year-old man presented with reduced vision in his right eye. A relative afferent pupillary defect was not present, and his fundi were normal. He had a central scotoma in the right eye, but the left eye was normal. Central flicker fusion and color vision were normal in both eyes. Fluorescein angiography showed a somewhat mottled retina in the midperiphery of the right eye. The visually evoked potentials were reduced bilaterally. The a- and b-waves of the photopic ERGs and the amplitude of the flicker ERGs were reduced. In addition, the multifocal electroretinograms (mERGs) were reduced. A diagnosis of AZOOR was made. Electrophysiological studies were helpful in making a diagnosis of AZOOR in this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-222
Number of pages6
JournalNeuro-Ophthalmology
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1

Keywords

  • AZOOR
  • Acute zonal occult outer retinopathy
  • Central scotoma
  • Multifocal electroretinogram
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Visual evoked potentials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Ogawa, M., Mori, H., Nemoto, N., Kiyosawa, M., Mochizuki, M., Momose, K., Wakakura, M., & Ohde, H. (2001). Case of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy resembling retrobulbar optic neuropathy. Neuro-Ophthalmology, 26(4), 217-222. https://doi.org/10.1076/noph.26.4.217.15867