Edited by Robert N. Johnson, MD

West Coast Retina

Case of the Month


Each month, a new and instructive case will be published.  Our goal is to highlight important diagnostic points, treatment modalities, or classic findings. 

July, 2009-   Behcet’s Disease

Aug, 2009-   Birdshot Chorioretinopathy

Sept, 2009-  Juxtafoveal Telangiectasis complicated with CNV

Oct, 2009-    Cilioretinal Artery Occlusion Secondary to a CRVO

Nov, 2009-   CRVO and treatment with ranibizumab

Dec, 2009-   Unilateral Acute Idiopathic Maculopathy

Jan, 2010-    Choroidal Osteoma complicated with CNV

Feb, 2010-    Sympathetic Ophthalmia

Mar, 2010-    Retinal Detachment secondary to retinoschisis

Apr, 2010-     Recurrent toxoplasmosis treated with intravitreal clindamycin

May, 2010-    Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy

June, 2010-   Combined hamartoma of retina and retinal pigment epithelium

July, 2010-    Plaquenil toxicity

Aug, 2010-    Primary intraocular lymphoma

Sept, 2010-   Choroidal ischemia secondary to giant cell arteritis

Oct, 2010-     Torpedo maculopathy

Nov, 2010-    Angioid streaks secondary to Familial Tumoral Calcinosis

Dec, 2010-    Posterior Scleritis




Jan, 2011-     Melanoma associated retinopathy

Feb, 2011-     Retinal capillary hemangioma

Mar, 2011-     Asymmetric cone-rod dystrophy

Apr, 2011-     Congenital simple hamartoma of the retinal pigment epithelium

May, 2011-    Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome

June, 2011-   West African Crystalline Maculopathy

July, 2011-    Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

Aug, 2011-    Metastatic Breast Carcinoma

Sept, 2011-   Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Oct, 2011-     Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

Nov, 2011-    Purtcher’s Retinopathy

Dec, 2011-    Bilateral, Isolated Choroidal Melanocytosis


Jan, 2012-    Hypertensive retinopathy and choroidopathy

Feb, 2012-    Central Areolar Pigment Epithelial Dystrophy

Mar, 2012-    Pigmented Paravenous Chorioretinal Atrophy

Apr, 2012-    Acute Posterior Placoid Chorioretinitis secondary to syphillis

May, 2012-   Purtscher’s Retinopathy

June, 2012-  Macular Hole Associated with Alports Syndrome

July, 2012-   Acute Zonal Occult Outer Retinopathy

Aug, 2012-   Unilateral Retinal Pigment Epithelial Dysgenesis

Sept, 2012-  X-linked retinoschisis

Oct, 2012-   Retinitis due to syphillis

Nov, 2012-  Idiopathic sclerochoroidal calcification

Dec, 2012-  Sporadic cavernous hemangioma of the retina


Jan, 2013-Presumed Solitary Circumscribed Retinal Astrocytic Proliferation

Feb, 2013-Central Serous Retinopathy in Congenital Rubella

Mar, 2013-CME secondary to Gilenya (fingolimod)

Apr, 2013-Triamcinolone-associated crystalline retinopathy

May, 2013-Sclopetaria

June, 2013-Chronic detachment with macrocyst mimicking mass

July, 2013-Choroidal Sclerosis

Aug, 2013-Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy

Sept, 2013-Primary vitreoretinal lymphoma

Oct, 2013-Cilioretinal artery occlusion

Nov, 2013-Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Dec, 2013-Mellaril Toxicity

Jan, 2014-Retinopathy Associated with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Feb, 2014-West Nile Virus Chorioretinopathy

Mar, 2014-Nocardia Endophthalmitis

Apr, 2014-CRVO with paracentral acute middle maculopathy

May, 2014-Fasiculoscapulohumoral Dystrophy

June, 2014-Vision Loss due to Pituitary Adenoma

July, 2014-Sickle cell retinopathy with proliferative disease

Aug, 2014- Plaquenil Retinopathy

Sept, 2014-Choroidal Metastasis

Oct, 2014- Punctate Outer Retinal Toxoplasmosis

Nov, 2014- Stellate Nonhereditary Idiopathic Foveomacular Retinoschisis

Dec, 2014-Bietti’s Crystaline Dystrophy



Jan, 2015-Bartonella Neuroretinitis and Multifocal Retinitis

Feb, 2015-Recurrent Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion Associated with Crohn’s