Intraretinal hyperreflective foci in PXE-related retinopathy with acquired vitelliform lesions: a long-term follow-up

Vittoria Murro, Dario Pasquale Mucciolo*, Dario Giorgio, Andrea Sodi, Federica Boraldi, Daniela Quaglino, Gianni Virgili, Stanislao Rizzo

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Purposes: To describe the long-term follow-up of a patient affected by Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE) and acquired macular vitelliform lesions in both eyes. Material and methods: Case report Results: We reported the 9-year follow-up of a patient affected by PXE. We described the onset and the resolution of the vitelliform macular lesions which lasted 5 years. The vitelliform lesion appeared almost simultaneously in both eyes with an initial increase in size, even though asymmetrical. We detected the intraretinal migration of hyper-reflective foci in both eyes during the follow-up. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) occurred in her right eye during the follow-up. Visual acuity decreased from 20/20 to 20/32 in left eye; from 20/20 to 20/100 in her right eye. Conclusions: we reported the natural history of acquired vitelliform lesion in PXE-related retinopathy describing the Intraretinal hyperreflective foci migration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-387
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic genetics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • acquired vitelliform lesion
  • CNV
  • hyper-reflective foci
  • pigment migration
  • pseudoxantoma elasticum
  • PXE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology
  • Genetics(clinical)


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