Acquired retinoschisis and vitreous hemorrhage as unusual findings in choroideremia: Case report

Dario Pasquale Mucciolo*, Vittoria Murro, Dario Giorgio, Andrea Sodi, Ilaria Passerini, Gianni Virgili, Fabrizio Giansanti

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Purpose: To report a case of choroideremia characterized by peripheral retinoschisis with vascular abnormalities and vitreous hemorrhage. Observations: A 58-year-old man affected by advanced-stage choroideremia was diagnosed with peripheral retinoschisis in both eyes. Vitreous hemorrhage was present in the right eye with a peculiar clot-like lesion at the periphery. At the 1-year follow-up, the vitreous hemorrhage had reabsorbed and the vascular clot-like lesion in the periphery had almost completely disappeared. Conclusion and importance: We have reported fundoscopic and OCT features of peripheral-acquired retinoschisis with vascular abnormalities in a patient with choroideremia. OCT examination is extremely useful in clinical evaluation of the peripheral retinal alterations in these cases, where the absence of the retinal pigment epithelium and the choriocapillaris pose many diagnostic difficulties.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Early online date30 Jul 2020
Publication statusEarly online date - 30 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • CHM
  • Choroideremia
  • OCT
  • retinoschisis
  • teleangectasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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