PARACENTRAL ACUTE MIDDLE MACULOPATHY IN PREGNANCY

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Abstract

Purpose:

To describe a case of paracentral acute middle maculopathy (PAMM) during the first trimester of pregnancy without other ocular or systemic comorbidities.

Methods:

Case report.

Results:

A 31-year-old woman in her first trimester of pregnancy presented with a paracentral scotoma in the absence of other retinal pathology or systemic associations. Optical coherence tomography showed a classic acute PAMM lesion, and optical coherence tomography angiography showed preservation of vascular flow in the area of the PAMM lesion 1 week after symptom onset. Subsequent workup for underlying systemic disease that can affect the retinal vasculature was negative.

Conclusion:

Paracentral acute middle maculopathy lesions have been described in eyes with retinal vascular disease and in people with systemic vascular diseases or events. This is the first described case of a PAMM lesion in the absence of associated factors other than an uncomplicated pregnancy.

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