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Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis masquerading as a white-dot syndrome
  1. I A Barbazetto1,2,
  2. R L Lesser3,4,
  3. D Tom3,5,
  4. K B Freund1,2
  1. 1
    Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of New York, New York, USA
  2. 2
    LuEsther T. Mertz Retinal Research Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York, USA
  3. 3
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  4. 4
    Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  5. 5
    New England Retina Associates, New London, Connecticut, USA
  1. Dr K B Freund, Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of New York, 460 Park Avenue, Floor 5, New York, NY 10022, USA; kbfnyf{at}

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A 19 year-old Caucasian female was referred with a 3-month history of unilateral, progressively worsening vision accompanied by flashes and floaters.

She denied any associated pain on eye movements, headaches or preceding flu-like symptoms. Her vision was documented 20/25 in both eyes, with a mild myopic astigmatism during a routine eye exam 6 months prior to the onset of symptoms. She had no significant medical history except three syncopal episodes over the prior 2 years. The patient, who was living in the northeast of the USA (Connecticut), denied any history of travel other than a trip to California one …

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Funding: This work was supported by the Macula Foundation Inc., New York and a grant from the Michelle and Norman Lattman Charity Foundation.

  • Patient consent: Obtained.

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