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Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy


Other Names for this Disease

  • Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • Acute placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • AMPPE
  • APMPPE
  • Epitheliopathy, acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment
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  • I have the version of AMPPE that does not go away in a few months. I've had it since 2010. My vision seems to be getting darker, even in a brightly lit room -- the longer I read, the darker it gets. I have deposits on the macula of both eyes. Has anyone ever noted increasing memory problems after the AMPPE starts? I'm wondering if there are deposits in the brain similar to the deposits on the eyes, but with the deposits in the brain causing memory loss. Has anyone tried removing the deposits on the macula, perhaps with a laser? Do the deposits damage the macula? Click here for answer

  • My husband has been diagnosed with acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy. Is the vision loss associated with this condition permanent? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • Acute placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • AMPPE
  • APMPPE
  • Epitheliopathy, acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.