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Jensen's retinopathy

Alternative eponyms

  • Jensen’s disease
  • Jensen’s chorioiditis

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Chorioidea and retinitis characterized by retinal oedema with white cotton wool-like patches in the affected area, small lipoid deposits, and occasional exudates and haemorrhage.

Description

Chorioidea and retinitis characterized by retinal oedema with white cotton wool-like patches in the affected area, small lipoid deposits, and occasional exudates and haemorrhage visible under the ophthalmoscope. Due to its nearness to the pupil, it is associated with decreased central visual acuity and a defect of field vision, corresponding to the nerve threads that are interrupted.

Bibliography

  • E. Z. Jensen:
    Retino-chorioiditis juxtapapillaris.
    Albrecht von Grafes Archiv für Ophthalmologie, 1909, 69: 41-48.

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