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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 189-192

Laser-induced maculopathy masquerading as hereditary macular dystrophy


1 Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abdulrahman F AlBloushi
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh 11411
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/meajo.meajo_234_21

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There has been an emergence of permanent macular injury due to the misuse of handheld laser pointers. The clinical phenotype of laser-induced maculopathy can mimic hereditary retinal dystrophies. This report describes the clinical phenotype and the results of multimodal imaging in a 27-year-old woman who was referred with a bilateral progressive decrease in vision over 2 months. She was initially diagnosed elsewhere with hereditary macular dystrophy. Examination of her fundus showed bilateral creamy-to-gray irregular lesions in the posterior pole. The results of multimodal imaging of her retina suggested self-inflicted laser-induced maculopathy. The patient was referred to a psychiatrist with a working diagnosis of factitious disorder. A high index of suspicion and the utilization of multimodal imaging allowed early and correct diagnosis and prevented further loss of vision.


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