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Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome (MEWDS)

  • Carl P. Herbort

Abstract

Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) has been classified as one of the white dot syndromes (WDS) based on fundus appearance. Now that choriocapillaris inflammation is the strongly suspected underlying mechanism of most of these diseases, this terminology, simply based on fundus appearance, has no justification anymore. Regarding MEWDS, the disease is suspected to develop as a consequence of inflammatory choriocapillaris non-perfusion and has been classified among the primary inflammatory choriocapillaropathies. The disease was first described by Lee Jampol et al. in 1984.

Keywords

Optic Neuritis Outer Retina Indocyanine Green Angiography Photoreceptor Outer Segment Fundus Autofluorescence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Ophthalmic Specialised Care (COS)LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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