Multiple recurrent serosanguineous retinal pigment epithelial detachments in black women

Am J Ophthalmol. 1985 Oct 15;100(4):560-9. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(85)90682-8.


Three middle-aged black women suffered recurrent, multiple, bilateral, asymmetric, serosanguineous retinal pigment epithelial detachments. These involved the posterior fundus with resolution and recurrences producing subretinal hemorrhages, vitreous hemorrhages, retinal pigment epithelial pigmentary mottling, and chorioretinal scars. Fluorescein angiography showed evidence of choroidal neovascular membranes, choroidal serosanguineous leaks, or both. Ocular inflammation was not evident. Systemic laboratory tests were noncontributory. The clinical pattern was not characteristic of any other entity producing serosanguineous retinal pigment epithelial detachments. The origin remains to be defined.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Blacks*
  • Choroid / blood supply
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Hematoma / complications
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neovascularization, Pathologic / complications
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Recurrence
  • Retinal Detachment / etiology*
  • Retinal Detachment / physiopathology
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / complications