Posts Tagged ‘ Case of the Month ’

MEWDS – September 2018

History A 34 year old man presents with blurry vision in a new “blind spot” in his left eye vision that has been present for ten days. He noticed it has slowly gotten worse. He denies flashes or floaters. His review of systems is otherwise negative except for a recent viral illness four weeks ago… Read More »


UAIM – August 2018

History 30-year-old female presenting with blurry vision in her left eye, described as a blind spot in her central vision, which has been present for about a week and has not changed since onset. She was suspected by another specialist of having myopic degeneration with a resultant choroidal neovascular membrane and subsequently underwent an intravitreal… Read More »


Putscher’s retinopathy – July 2018

History: A 40-year-old Caucasian man with a complaint of floaters in the left eye that started two weeks prior to presentation, at which time he had a seizure secondary to alcohol withdrawal while being evaluated in the emergency department for severe epigastric pain. Following stabilization, he was subsequently found to have profoundly elevated serum lipase… Read More »


Retinal Hemangiomas – June 2018

History: Patient was referred to Illinois Retina Associates for 3 years of poor vision in his right eye. He was a healthy 14-year old boy with no prior medical history. He had no history of trauma or eye surgery. Exam: Vision was hand motion in the right eye and 20/20 in the left without correction.… Read More »


West African Crystalline Dystrophy – May 2018

A 63-year-old African man presenting with complaints of intermittent flashing of the left eye which resolved spontaneously two months ago, as well as chronic blurry vision in the context of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. POH/PMH: Type II diabetes mellitus with known non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, for which he takes Metformin, and hypertension which is controlled on amlodipine.… Read More »