Use of the multifocal electroretinogram in the evaluation of a patient with central areolar choroidal dystrophy.

Barbara Blodi // Publications // Jun 01 2002

PubMed ID: 12036692

Author(s): Hartley KL, Blodi BA, VerHoeve JN. Use of the multifocal electroretinogram in the evaluation of a patient with central areolar choroidal dystrophy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2002 Jun;133(6):852-4. PMID 12036692

Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 133, Issue 6, Jun 2002

PURPOSE To assess the multifocal electroretinogram and full-field electroretinogram findings in a patient with advanced central areolar choroidal dystrophy.

DESIGN Observational case report.

METHODS A 53-year-old man with central areolar choroidal dystrophy underwent multifocal electroretinogram and full-field electroretinogram testing.

RESULTS The multifocal electroretinogram demonstrated relative preservation of foveal function compared with the severely depressed retinal function of the perifoveal macula corresponding to the location of the retinal and retinal pigment epithelium atrophy. The full-field electroretinogram was normal for both photopic and scotopic responses.

CONCLUSION Despite a normal full-field electroretinogram, the multifocal electroretinogram demonstrated significant macular dysfunction with relative preservation of foveal function in a patient with central areolar choroidal dystrophy.