Purpose: To present a case of autoimmune retinopathy resulting from a mutation in the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene. Design: Case Study Methods: Case Review Results: Mild improvement of goldmann visual field following treatment with systemic and local immunosuppression. Conclusions: There are a limited number of cases linking autoimmune retinopathy with a mutation in the AIRE gene. Further research is needed to find more effective treatment and to prevent tissue damage.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Support for this study was provided by an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, New York, NY (SM, MSL).
- AIR: Autoimmune retinopathy
- AIRE: Autoimmune regulator gene