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Epitheliopathy, Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment

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Synonyms of Epitheliopathy, Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment

  • Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • Acute placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • AMPPE
  • APMPPE
  • Multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is a rare eye disorder of unknown (idiopathic) cause. The disorder is characterized by the impairment of central vision in one eye (unilateral) but, within a few days, the second eye may also become affected (bilateral). In most cases, the disorder resolves within a few weeks without loss of clearness of vision (acuity). However, in some cases, visual acuity does not improve. This disorder occurs predominantly in young adults, with a mean age of onset of 27 years. It is reported that, in approximately one-third of the cases, an influenza-like illness preceded the development of the disorder.

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