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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 864198, 4 pages
Case Report

Spontaneous Resolution of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Detachments and Visual Improvement in Patient with MPGN II: A Case Report

Ophthalmology Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester LE15WW, UK

Received 26 September 2012; Accepted 8 November 2012

Academic Editors: J. F. Arevalo, A. Ferreras, and M. B. Parodi

Copyright © 2012 T. Empeslidis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 31-year-old female suffering from membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II (MPGN II) presented to the Eye Casualty Department reporting a history of blurred and distorted vision. The patient appeared to have drusenoid retinal epithelial detachments and minimal intraretinal fluid. The subretinal deposits, basal lamina drusen, and pigment epithelial detachment appeared to resemble a “stars in the sky” picture with no symmetry between the eyes. The retinal pigment epithelial detachments improved and flattened over 18 month. and the best corrected visual acuity improved in the most affected eye. There was no evidence of neovascularization, and the intraretinal fluid disappeared spontaneously.