Purpose: The purpose of this study is to report our experience with a case of punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) reactivation following COVID-19. Case report: A 29-year-old caucasian woman with past ophthalmological history of bilateral PIC reported sudden visual acuity decrease in her right eye (RE) 3 weeks after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Her best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/32 in RE; fundus examination and multimodal imaging (including indocyanine-green angiography, fundus autofluorescence, and optical coherence tomography) was consistent with unilateral PIC reactivation. The active choroidal lesions responded to high-dose corticosteroids, with functional improvement. Conclusion: Sars-CoV-2 infection could induce autoimmune and autoinflammatory dysregulation in genetically predisposed subjects. We report a case of PIC reactivation following COVID-19.

Punctate inner choroidopathy reactivation following COVID-19: A case report / Nicolai, M.; Carpene, M. J.; Lassandro, N. V.; Pelliccioni, P.; Pirani, V.; Franceschi, A.; Mariotti, C.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. - ISSN 1120-6721. - ELETTRONICO. - (2021), p. 11206721211028750. [10.1177/11206721211028750]

Punctate inner choroidopathy reactivation following COVID-19: A case report

Nicolai M.;Carpene M. J.;Lassandro N. V.;Pelliccioni P.;Pirani V.;Franceschi A.;Mariotti C.
2021-01-01

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to report our experience with a case of punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) reactivation following COVID-19. Case report: A 29-year-old caucasian woman with past ophthalmological history of bilateral PIC reported sudden visual acuity decrease in her right eye (RE) 3 weeks after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Her best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/32 in RE; fundus examination and multimodal imaging (including indocyanine-green angiography, fundus autofluorescence, and optical coherence tomography) was consistent with unilateral PIC reactivation. The active choroidal lesions responded to high-dose corticosteroids, with functional improvement. Conclusion: Sars-CoV-2 infection could induce autoimmune and autoinflammatory dysregulation in genetically predisposed subjects. We report a case of PIC reactivation following COVID-19.
2021
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