Scanning laser ophthalmoscope findings in acute macular neuroretinopathy

Arnd Gandorfer, Michael W. Ulbig

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PURPOSE: The typical reddish-brown retinal lesions of acute macular neuroretinopathy are difficult to detect. We demonstrate a role for scanning laser ophthalmoscopy in the diagnosis of acute macular neuroretinopathy. METHODS: Observational case report. We used scanning laser ophthalmoscopy in a 23-year-old woman with acute macular neuroretinopathy. RESULTS: In contrast to biomicroscopy, color fundus photography, and red-free fundus photography, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy precisely disclosed the size of the lesions within the macula. Microperimetry showed absolute scotomata corresponding to the macular lesions. CONCLUSION: Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy enhances the visibility of the retinal lesions in acute macular neuroretinopathy. The lesion size can be determined more precisely, and follow-up of patients is more accurate compared with conventional techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-415
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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