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Colour fundus photographs showing yellow deposits at the left macula and a pale left optic disc.

Case 14

Figure 1. Colour fundus photographs showing yellow deposits at the left macula and a pale left optic disc.

Author and Editor: Adrian Fung

A 13-year-old girl was referred with a three month history of seeing “black spots” in her left vision.

Case history

A 13-year-old emmetropic Caucasian girl was was referred by her optometrist after noticing “black spots” in her left vision over the last 3 months. This was first noticed when she closed her right eye to look through a camera viewfinder. She had no significant past ocular history and was otherwise healthy. She denied recent overseas travel and admitted to having three pet cats.

Blood pressure was 128/104mmHg. Visual acuities were 6/5 in the right eye (OD) and 6/15 in the left eye (OS). Fundus examination demonstrated yellow deposits at the left macula with a pale optic disc. (Figure 1). There was no intra-ocular inflammation. The right fundus was normal.


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