RECURRENT ACUTE RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIITIS: SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY AND OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY FEATURES

Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2018 Sep 26. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000763. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Purpose: To describe an atypical case of acute retinal pigment epitheliitis including spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography features.

Methods: We report a 41-year-old woman with 3 episodes of acute retinal pigment epitheliitis over a 3-year period. Spectral domain OCT and OCT angiography images were acquired with Cirrus 5,000 spectral domain OCT.

Results: Although acute retinal pigment epitheliitis is described as a benign, self-limited pathology, as this case shows, recurrences are possible. OCT angiography shows a choriocapillaris alteration and further recovery during the acute episodes.

Conclusion: Acute retinal pigment epitheliitis can present as a recurrent disease.