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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 573

Mud-splattered fundus

1 Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States of America
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, United States of America

Date of Web Publication26-Mar-2018

Correspondence Address:
Carol L Shields
Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, 840 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States of America
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1003_17

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Welch R J, Li X, Shields CL. Mud-splattered fundus. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:573

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Welch R J, Li X, Shields CL. Mud-splattered fundus. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 May 30];66:573. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2018/66/4/573/228456

A 12-month-old girl was referred for leukocoria, left eye. The right eye showed [Figure 1]a radial streaking of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and a small 3 mm × 3 mm retinoblastoma (arrow) [Figure 1]b. Fluorescein angiography demonstrated prominent blockage from the streaks and slight hyperfluorescence of the mass. The left eye had extensive retinoblastoma with total retinal detachment and no view of underlying RPE. The mother demonstrated similar RPE changes without retinoblastoma. Genetic testing confirmed mutations of X-linked OA1 gene and chromosome 13 RB1 gene. The “mud-splattered fundus” occurs due to  Lyonization More Details of X-chromosome and morphogenesis of RPE precursors with “pinwheeling” and “spreading” during embryogenesis, observed in carrier states of X-linked ocular albinism.[1]
Figure 1: RetCam fundus photograph (a) and fluorescein angiography (b) demonstrating radial streaking of the retinal pigment epithelium and a small retinoblastoma of 3 mm diameter with slight hyperfluorescence (arrow)

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This case represents a rare combination of X-linked ocular albinism carrier state with characteristic “mud-splattered fundus” and unrelated germ-line retinoblastoma.

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The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent forms. In the form the patient(s) has/have given his/her/their consent for his/her/their images and other clinical information to be reported in the journal. The patients understand that their names and initials will not be published and due efforts will be made to conceal their identity, but anonymity cannot be guaranteed.

Financial support and sponsorship

This study was financially supported by Eye Tumor Research Foundation, Philadelphia, PA (CLS).

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.

  References Top

Moshiri A, Scholl HP, Canto-Soler MV, Goldberg MF. Morphogenetic model for radial streaking in the fundus of the carrier state of X-linked albinism. JAMA Ophthalmol 2013;131:691-3.  Back to cited text no. 1


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