Fundus albipunctatus
Rajaa Elhannati, Hicham Tahri
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;23:61. doi:10.11604/pamj..23.61.8562

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Fundus albipunctatus

Rajaa Elhannati, Hicham Tahri
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 23:61. doi:10.11604/pamj.2016.23.61.8562. Published 29 Feb 2016



Fundus albipunctatus is a recessive auto somal disease. It is a rare form of apparently stationary night blindness characterized by the presence of myriad symmetrical round white dots in the fundus with a greater concentration in the midperiphery. The fundus shows a multitude of subtle, tiny yellow-white spots at the posterior pole, sparing the fovea and extending to the periphery (A et B). The retinal blood vessels, optic disc, peripheral fields and visuel acuity remain normal. Fluoresce in angiography shows mottled hyperfluorescence exceptat the fovea (C et D). Differential diagnosis are the retinitis punctat a albescens and the Oguchi disease. No effective treatment is available to restore full receptor cell function however, high oral doses of beta-carotenemay lead to an improvement in night blindness.


Corresponding author:
Rajaa Elhannati, Service d’Ophtalmologie, CHU Hassan II, Fès, Maroc
medraja01@hotmail.com

©Rajaa Elhannati et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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