Acquired unilateral scotoma

Amir H. Marvasti, Kevin C. Chen, Henry A. Ferreyra, Julie Falardeau

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A 54-year-old white man presented with a "blind spot" temporally in his left eye. Best-corrected visual acuity in the affected eye was 20/20, and Humphrey visual field revealed an enlarged blind spot. Funduscopic examination revealed subtle peripapillary pigmentary changes corresponding to a well-demarcated peripapillary region of hyperautofluorescence and hypoautofluorescence on fundus autofluorescence. Outer retinal degenerative changes were detected on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. A diagnosis of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy was made based on clinical history and imaging studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
StateAccepted/In press - 2017


  • Acute zonal occult outer retinopathy
  • Autofluorescence
  • Enlarged blind spot
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Visual field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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