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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Japanese Ophthalmological Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
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