Category Archives: Case of the Month

Submacular Bleed – February 2018

A 71-year-old woman was referred to Illinois Retina Associates after noticing a black film over her vision in her left eye for 4 days. There was no pain and over that time the vision has not been getting better or worse. There was no inciting incident. Past Medical History Insulin dependent diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart… Read More »

Choroidal Rupture – January 2018

48-year-old male patient referred to Illinois Retina Associates for evaluation one month following blunt ocular trauma, inflicted when a bungee cord released suddenly and struck him in the left eye and left side of the face. The patient noted sudden, profound reduction of vision immediately following the incident, which seems to have gradually improved. He… Read More »

Parry Romberg Syndrome – December 2017

History of Present Illness The patient was a healthy 17 year old who had been noticing a blurred vision in his right eye. It started with floaters 3 months prior to presentation. He was seen locally before being referred to Illinois Retina Associates. Past Medical History None. Ocular Exam Vision was 20/40 in the right… Read More »

Birdshot Chorioretinopathy – November 2017

HPI: A 47-year old Caucasian female is referred to Illinois Retina Associates for evaluation of floaters. She reports worsening floaters in both eyes for three months, as well as occasional flashing lights in both eyes. She denies any eye pain. POH/PMH: She has no prior history of eye problems. The patient has a history of hypothyroidism for… Read More »

Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy – October 2017

October 2017 HPI: A 52 year old man referred to Illinois Retina Associates for blurred vision in the right eye. The blur has been worsening in the central vision over the preceding 2 months. There were no symptoms in the other eye. Past medical history: The patient was healthy and not on any medications. Ocular […]

Susac’s Syndrome – September 2017

September 2017 HPI: A 37-year-old Caucasian female presents, urgently referred from a community eye care provider, complaining of progressive peripheral visual loss as well as fluctuating numbness and tingling, spreading to all four extremities. Upon further questioning, she also reports intermittently diminished hearing. Past medical history is remarkable only for long-standing hypothryoidism, treated with supplementation. […]

Retinochorioidal Coloboma – August 2017

Retinochorioidal Coloboma – August 2017 August 2017 HPI: A 28 year old man was referred to Illinois Retina Associates for blurred vision in his right and left eyes. The right eye was more severely affected. PMH:Mild Asthma. Ocular Examination: Vision was 20/20 in both eyes without correction. Intraocular pressures were normal in both eyes. Pupils […]

Torpedo Maculopathy – July 2017

July 2017 HPI: Patient is a 27 year old woman who was sent for asymptomatic abnormal retina appearance. PMH:Past medical history was negative. Past ocular history was significant for mild myopia in both eyes. Specifically, she denied any history of trauma to the eyes or any condition needing eye drops. Exam: Visual acuity was 20/20 […]

Macular Telangiectasia – April 2017

April 2017 Case Presentation A 54 year-old female was referred to Illinois Retina Associates for decreased vision and macular changes in both eyes. Her visual symptoms had been present for 5 years, but progressively worsening. She had no past ocular history. She was known for back pain and elbow epicondylitis and taking the following medication: […]