Infrared imaging of choroidal involvement in Leber’s idiopathic stellate neuroretinitis
Michela Vinci, Maurizio Fossarello, Enrico Peiretti
Eye Clinic University of Cagliari, Department of Surgical Sciences and Odontostomatology, Cagliari, Italy
Purpose: Leber’s idiopathic stellate neuroretinitis (LIN) is a rare condition that has been always considered an inflammatory disease, with emphasis given to the optic disc and neuroretina alterations.
Methods: A healthy 54-year-old woman presented a sudden loss of vision in the left eye, referring to periocular pain, headache, and mild fever for 1 month. Tests of best-corrected visual acuity, optical coherence tomography, infrared (IR) filter, fluorescein, and indocyanine green angiography were performed at the follow-up.
Results: The patient submitted to IR imaging, which revealed diffuse patchy choroidal infiltrates involving the posterior pole midperiphery, which were still present after 3 years of follow-up.
Conclusion: In this observation, we reported that choroidal involvement may occur in LIN. The IR filter is an important and noninvasive tool able to distinguish and follow choroidal infiltrates to better delineate the pathological process and elucidate the nature of the disease.
Keywords: choroid, infrared image, neuroretinitis
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