Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
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GRANDINETTI, Alexandre Achille; PORTELLA, Ezequiel; ARANA, Jayme and ISKOROSTENSKI, Natasha Tatiana Vieira. Subretinal fibrosis in stargardt's disease: case report. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2011, vol.74, n.6, pp. 449-451. ISSN 0004-2749. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492011000600015.
The authors describe the clinical characteristics of a 14-year-old female patient with ophthalmoscopic and angiographic aspects of Stargardt's disease in both eyes who developed subretinal fibrosis and localized retinal pigment epithelial hyperplasia in the posterior pole of the right eye 6 months after a mild blunt trauma to the right globe. The left fundus remains with the typical presentation of Stargardt's disease. Our findings support the theory that ocular trauma occurring in patients with Stargardt's disease can precipitate a sequence of events leading to the development of subretinal fibrosis and significant visual loss.
Keywords : Retinal diseases; Fibrosis; Retinal pigment epithelium; Macular degeneration; Visual acuity; Case reports.