Unilateral Sectoral Retinitis Pigmentosa in a Patient of Iranian Origin

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Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

10.17795/rijm35454

Abstract

Abstract Introduction: Sectoral retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a rare clinical condition. Case Presentation:We present a 60-year-old femalewith a history ofmild night blindness and decreased vision in the left eye for about 15 years. Conclusions: Fundus examination revealed retinal pigmentary changes in the inferotemporal sector and reduced arterial caliber. In addition, fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography,multifocal electroretinogramscans and electro-oculogramconfirmed these clinical findings. To the best of our knowledge, the present study is the first to describe sectorial RP in the inferotemporal sector of Iranian origin.

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