The Case of the Month shares a spectrum of challenging and unique retinal cases seen by physicians at Illinois Retina Associates. The cases range from diagnostic dilemmas to rare conditions to cases highlighting advances in retinal imaging. They provide a platform for education for retinal specialists and primary eye care providers alike. We welcome your feedback.
A 39 year old African American woman presented to the clinic with eye pain and blurred vision. She had a history of angle recession glaucoma in the left eye and unfortunately developed bleb associated endophthalmitis following trabeculectomy, leaving that eye with LP vision. Her right eye had previously done well with no signs of ...Read more
A 52 year-old man was referred to Illinois Retina for suspected central serous chorioretinopathy. He has had increasing central visual distortion in his left eye for one month. Denies other symptoms, including flashes, floaters, or peripheral vision changes. Denies steroid medication use.
Best-corrected visual acuity is 20/20 in the right eye and 20/30 ...Read more
The patient is a 10 year old boy who was referred for a stable mass in the posterior pole. The patient was first seen by the referring provider 3 years ago as a routine school evaluation and the lesion has not changed since then. He has no other medical history.
He denies any vision ...Read more
A 54-year-old woman with past medical history of stage III uterine carcinosarcoma, currently receiving treatment with Keytruda, who presents with new numerous floaters in both eyes for several days as well as flashing lights in the periphery of her right eye. Symptoms began two to three weeks prior, but worsened since. Of note, she ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
Vision was hand motion in the right eye and 20/20 in the left without correction. ...Read more
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.
Type II diabetes mellitus with known non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, for which he takes Metformin, and hypertension which is controlled on amlodipine. ...Read more
13-year-old boy was referred to Illinois Retina Associates for suspicion for a choroidal nevus. He had no complaints.
Past Medical History
He had a history of hypertension due to underlying polycystic kidney disease.
He was on medications for hypertension
Vision was 20/25 both eyes
Pressures were 10 and 12
Pupils were equal ...Read more