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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 371817, 4 pages
Case Report

Punctate Inner Choroidopathy

1Department of Ophthalmology, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal
2Department of Ophthalmology, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal
3Department of Ophthalmology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received 25 February 2015; Accepted 20 April 2015

Academic Editor: Maurizio Battaglia Parodi

Copyright © 2015 Mariana Sá-Cardoso 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.


Purpose. To report a case of bilateral punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). Case Report. A 26-year-old Caucasian woman presented with bilateral blurred vision with one year of evolution. There was no relevant systemic disease or family history. Best-corrected visual acuity in the right eye was 20/30 and in the left eye was 20/20; there was no clinically significant refractive error. Fundoscopy evidenced multiple, small, round, yellow-white lesions limited to the posterior pole of both eyes, with greater macular involvement in the RE. There were no signs of inflammation in the anterior chamber or vitreous cavity. Fluorescein angiography revealed the presence of multiple hyperfluorescent lesions more evident in the later stages of the angiogram in both eyes. On indocyanine green angiography, these lesions appeared hypofluorescent in both early and late phases. Optical coherence tomography showed the presence of focal elevations of the retinal pigment epithelium with underlying hyporeflective space, bilaterally. Laboratory and imaging evaluation for evidence of autoimmune and infectious diseases were negative. Conclusion. The PIC is a relatively uncommon condition. In this report, an attempt has been made to describe a classic clinic presentation of this disease in a young and female patient.