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Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome (MEWDS)

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Intraocular Inflammation

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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.

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Herbort, C.P. (2016). Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome (MEWDS). In: Zierhut, M., Pavesio, C., Ohno, S., Orefice, F., Rao, N. (eds) Intraocular Inflammation. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75387-2_91

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