Acute Retinal Pigment Epithelitis

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Acute retinal pigment epithelitis (ARPE) is a rare, transient macular disorder that usually occurs in healthy young adults. The pathogenesis remains unknown but the diseases is characterized by a good prognosis with no need for treatment. A multimodal imaging approach including optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography and Indocyanine green angiography helps in differentiating ARPE from other inflammatory conditions, avoiding useless therapies.


Fluorescein Angiography Good Correct Visual Acuity Macular Area Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Outer Nuclear Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Uveitis and Ocular Infectious Diseases Service – Eye Clinic, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Science “Luigi Sacco”Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of MilanMilanItaly

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