FUNDUS AUTOFLUORESCENCE IN RETINOPATHY CAUSED BY DEFEROXAMINE TOXICITY

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Abstract

Purpose:

To describe the fundus autofluorescence photographic pattern in a case of deferoxamine retinopathy.

Methods:

Observational case report.

Results:

A 91-year-old woman receiving intravenous deferoxamine treatment presented with a history of deteriorating vision in both eyes. Autofluorescence photography revealed well circumscribed areas of hyperautofluorescence that correlated with areas of pigmentation shown by color photography. Deferoxamine retinopathy was diagnosed.

Conclusion:

Fundus autofluorescence photography is a noninvasive imaging method for early detection of deferoxamine retinopathy and can be used to monitor the status of the macula in patients at risk for this toxicity.

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