Neovascular maculopathy associated with rubella retinopathy

Keiji Hirano, Atsuhiro Tanikawa, Yozo Miyake

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Background : We report three eyes of two patients with rubella retinopathy which were associated with choroidal neovascularization in the macula. Cases : A 7-year-old girl (case 1) and a 12-yearold girl (case 2) whose mothers had suffered rubella during their pregnancy revealed typical rubella retinopathy in both eyes and neovascular maculopathy in one eye at their initial visit to our clinic. Neovascular maculopathy developed in another eye of case 1 after a follow-up of 10 months. Results : The clinical characteristics indicated that 1 sudden visual loss occurs in children, 2 there is no external trigger such as eye injury, and 3 the visual prognosis appears relatively good. Conclusion : Although neovascular maculopathy is rare in pediatric disease, the rubella retinopathy may have the potential to cause neovascular maculopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-436
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Japanese Ophthalmological Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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