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White dot syndromes are inflammatory diseases given their name by the presence of white dots on the fundus, the interior surface of the eye. White dot syndrome usually affects people under the age of 50 and include symptoms such as blurred vision and loss of vision.

White dot syndromes are rare diseases and may be associated with other autoimmune diseases.


  • Blurred vision

  • Floaters

  • Nyctalopia

  • Photopsias

  • Decreased color vision

There are many theories regarding the cause of white dot syndromes which range from infectious, viral, genetics and autoimmune. White dot syndromes should be taken seriously as it has the possibility of causing severe loss of vision, and therefore the autoimmune diseases consisting of white dot syndromes can be treated.

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“This image was originally published in the Retina Image Bank® website.

Author: Alex P. Humyo, MD. MEWDS Color.

Retina Image Bank. 2013; 10736. © the American Society of Retina Specialists."

To learn more about treatment options or any concerns you may have relating to White Dot Syndrome please schedule a visit with Dr El Annan at the Annan Retina Eye Center. Please call 346-22A-NNAN to speak to a member of staff who will be more than happy to help you.

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