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Longterm clinical course of geographic choroiditis Atsuko Kuwahara 1 , Tetsuya Nishimura 1 , Masanobu Uyama 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kansai Med Univ pp.477-481
Published Date 1995/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410904219
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We reviewed the longterm clinical course of geographic choroiditis in 13 eyes, 8 cases, compris-ing 4 males and 4 females. The ages ranged from 26 to 55 years, average 42 years. The follow-up ranged from 6 months to 11 years, average 6.4 years. Fresh lesions were located around the optic disc in 8 eyes, in the macula in 3 eyes and in the equator in 1 eye. Systemic corticosteroid was used as standard therapeutic modality. Antibiotics were used in cases with suspected infection. Active lesions started to resolve 2 to 4 weeks after initiation of treatment. All the lesions resolved after 2 to 30 months, average 5 months. Longterm follow-up is advocated as recurrence or exacerbation developed in more than half the cases.


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