Ultra-widefield imaging of duchenne muscular dystrophy-associated proliferative retinal vasculopathy improved with panretinal laser photocoagulation alone

Paul Hahn, Phoebe Lin, Sharon Fekrat

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Abstract

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive genetic disorder whose ophthalmic associations most commonly consist of pigmentary fundus changes and scotopic electroretinogram abnormalities. A 23-year-old man with advanced DMD and associated cardiopulmonary compromise complaining of floaters presented with a striking retinal vasculopathy characterized by vitreous hemorrhage, neovascularization, capillary drop-out, and prominent saccular venular aneurysms diffusely throughout the fundus of both eyes. This vasculopathy was promptly treated with panretinal phocoagulation with marked improvement to at least 1 year. This report suggests that early identification and prompt treatment of DMD may be important in managing this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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