Optic disk drusen, peripapillary choroidal neovascularization, and POEMS syndrome

Jorge M. Diduszyn, David Quillen, William Cantore, Thomas W. Gardner

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report the case of a 64-year-old woman with peripheral neuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome, Castleman disease, optic nerve drusen, and peripapillary choroidal neovascularization. METHODS: Interventional case report. Clinical practice. RESULTS: Laser photocoagulation resolved the peripapillary choroidal neovascularization. CONCLUSION: This is the first documented case of optic disk drusen and peripapillary choroidal neovascularization associated with POEMS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-276
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume133
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 29 2002

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  • Ophthalmology

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