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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 964892, 5 pages
Case Report

Cystoid Macular Edema in Bietti's Crystalline Retinopathy

Department of Ophthalmology, Dokuz Eylul University, Mithatpasa Caddesi, 35300 Izmir, Turkey

Received 25 February 2014; Revised 19 April 2014; Accepted 2 May 2014; Published 11 May 2014

Academic Editor: Takaaki Hayashi

Copyright © 2014 Ali Osman Saatci 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 27-year-old man with progressive bilateral visual decline was diagnosed to have Bietti's crystalline dystrophy (BCD). Fluorescein angiography revealed bilateral petaloid type late hyperfluorescence implicating concurrent cystoid macular edema (CME). Optical coherence tomography exhibited cystoid foveal lacunas OU. During the follow-up of six years, intraretinal crystals reduced in amount but CME persisted angiographically and tomographically. CME is among the rare macular features of BCD including subfoveal sensorial detachment, subretinal neovascular membrane, and macular hole.