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Efficacy of Topical Dorzolamide for Treatment of Cystic Macular Lesions in a Patient with Enhanced S-Cone Syndrome

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posted on 24.01.2011, 00:00 by Mohamed A. Genead, Gerald A. Fishman, J. Jason McAnany
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of topical dorzolamide 2% eye drops on macular function and thickness in a case of enhanced S-cone syndrome (ESCS). A 24-year-old Asian man with enhanced S-cone syndrome treated with topical dorzolamide in the left eye participated in the study. Examinations performed before and during treatment included: visual acuity (VA), contrast sensitivity measured with briefly presented grating targets (grating CS) and the Pelli-Robson chart (P-R CS), microperimetry (MP), and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Following four months of treatment, the mean thickness of the central 1-mm foveal subfield of the left eye, as measured by SD-OCT, decreased from 551 µm to 242 µm. Mean MP sensitivity within the central 12 degrees (28 points) increased from 9.4 dB at baseline to 11.2 dB. Although, Pelli-Robson contrast sensivity improved only minimally in the left eye, grating contrast sensivity improved by more than a factor of two. Mean log MAR VA was 0.22 OD and 1.00 OS (at baseline), which improved to 0.10 OD and 0.66 OS after four months of treatment. The results indicate that in our patient with enhanced S-cone syndrome, treatment with topical dorzolamide was effective in improving macular thickness, VA, microperimetry sensitivity, and grating contrast sensivity. These measures of retinal structure and function are sensitive tools for evaluating the effects of treatment in enhanced S-cone syndrome patients with cystoid macular edema. Further investigation is warranted to assess the relationships among visual performance for daily activities, visual sensitivity, and macular thickness.


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The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com. Postprint version of article may differ from published version. The definitive version is available at DOI: 10.1007/s10633-010-9247-9


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