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Do you know which eyes disease is abbreviated as MEWDS?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Amanda Dexter
Dr. Amanda K. Dexter received her optometric training at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, where she was Class of 2010 Valedictorian. She also completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Dexter is the Manager and Program Coordinator for OptoPrep, the premiere online study resource for the NBEO Part I & II.

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Here is our latest optometry infographic about MEWDS.
 
Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) is a rare, unilateral, self-limited disease that is characterized by the presence of multiple small white dots that typically spontaneously resolve over a period of months.
 
The disease most commonly affects females ranging from 14 to 47 years of age and is often preceded by a flu-like illness in approximately half of cases. Patients usually present with complaint of a sudden decrease in vision, as low as 20/200, a paracentral scotoma (including an enlarged blind spot) and shimmering temporal photopsias.

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