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Picture of the month 


ERN-EYE launches the picture of the month! Our field generates massive loads of images some of which are highly artistic, exceptional, unusual or just beautiful ! Send us your best photographs related to rare eye diseases in ophthalmology and we will publish every month one! At the end of the year we will have a vote for the winner of the year with an ERN-EYE symbolic prize !

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Retinal DystrophyPhoto showing a rounded macular atrophy of colobomatous appearance, bilateral involvement, noted since the youngest age of the patient, resulting in a moderate decrease in visual acuity, stable over time.
Suspected diagnosis: retinal dystrophy of familial North Caroline AD.

Copyright: Centre de Référence pour les Affections Rares en Génétique Ophtalmologique (CHU Strasbourg)



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30-year old male patient with retinitis pigmentosa

30-year old male patient with retinitis pigmentosa. Hallmarks of the disease like attenuation of the retinal vessels and bone-spicule hyper pigmentation are well depicted on this FAF image. Additionally, large irregular multilobular hyperfluorescent deposits are located within the optic nerve head, compatible with optic nerve head drusen. These can be found in ~10% of RP patients.

 Copyright: Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC), Coimbra, Portugal, João Pedro Marques

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