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Gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina
  1. João Pedro Marques1,2,3,
  2. Pedro Pereira3
  1. 1University Clinic of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra (FMUC), Coimbra, Portugal
  2. 2Clinical Academic Center of Coimbra (CACC), Coimbra, Portugal
  3. 3Ophthalmology Unit, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC), Coimbra, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr João Pedro Marques, Ophthalmology Unit, Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra (CHUC), Coimbra, Portugal; marquesjoaopedro{at}

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A 20-year-old high myope male was referred due to peripheral vision loss. Best-corrected visual acuity was 20/32 OD and 20/50 OS. On slit-lamp examination, mild bilateral posterior subcapsular cataract was observed. Peripheral areas of scalloped chorioretinal atrophy with macular sparing were identified on fundus examination (figure 1). Humphrey 24–2 visual field testing revealed bilateral peripheral visual field amputation.

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Ultra-widefield colour fundus photography and fundus autofluorescence in gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina. Bilateral and symmetrical scalloped …

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  • JPM and PP contributed equally.

  • Contributors Both authors contributed equally. JPM and PP planned wrote the manuscript together. JPM submitted the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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