A case of acute exudative polymorphous vitelliform maculopathy: follow-up and wide-field spectral-domain optical coherence tomography
Eur J Ophthalmol
PURPOSE: To present a case of an HIV-positive patient with acute exudative polymorphous vitelliform maculopathy (AEPVM) and evaluate the presence of specific spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) findings. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: We reviewed the AEPVM cases reported in the literature and compared those to our patient to determine if there is a correspondence between the etiology that leads to the onset of AEPVM and clinical and SD-OCT findings. CONCLUSIONS: Acute exudative polymorphous vitelliform maculopathy is a disease that involves the outer retinal layers with lipofuscin deposits and serous detachment of the neuroepithelium with or without intraretinal cysts. Not much is known about the etiology and pathogenesis, and not many cases have been described. A review of the few clinical cases reported in the literature does not show a specific correspondence between etiology and SD-OCT findings.
School of Medicine