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    A 35-year-old woman arrived in the emergency department due to loss of vision in the left eye. She had a subfoveal yellowish-looking lesion that, on optical coherence tomography (OCT), corresponded to a hyper-reflective lesion from the external nuclear layer to the retinal pigment epithelium. The lesion was reabsorbed at 6 weeks, leaving a discontinuity in the photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelium lines. The patient was diagnosed with acute retinal pigmentary epitheliitis (ARPE). ARPE is a self-limiting disease with a good prognosis. Emphasis is placed on the importance of a correct diagnosis using funduscopy, OCT, and fluorescent angiography, in order to avoid unnecessary treatments. Copyright © 2020 Sociedad Española de Oftalmología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.


    A B González Escobar, A Ibáñez García, A Chinchurreta Capote, S Gismero Moreno, M Lorenzo Soto. Acute retinal pigment epitheliitis (ARPE). A case report. Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia. 2022 Apr;97(4):230-233

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