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Volume 23, Number 7—July 2017
Research

Novel Retinal Lesion in Ebola Survivors, Sierra Leone, 2016

Paul J. SteptoeComments to Author , Janet T. Scott, Julia M. Baxter, Craig K. Parkes, Rahul Dwivedi, Gabriela Czanner, Matthew J. Vandy, Fayiah Momorie, Alimamy D. Fornah, Patrick Komba, Jade Richards, Foday Sahr, Nicholas A.V. Beare, and Malcolm G. Semple
Author affiliations: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (P.J. Steptoe, J.T. Scott, G. Czanner, N.A.V. Beare, M.G. Semple); Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool (P.J. Steptoe, J.M. Baxter, C.K. Parkes, R. Dwivedi, N.A.V. Beare); National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, Liverpool (J.T. Scott, M.G. Semple); Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone (M.J. Vandy); 34th Military Hospital, Freetown (F. Momorie, A.D. Fornah, P. Komba, F. Sahr); Public Health England Laboratory, Makeni, Sierra Leone (J. Richards)

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Figure 3

Characteristic features of lesions observed in a case–control study of ocular signs in Ebola virus disease survivors, Sierra Leone, 2016. A) Composite scanning laser ophthalmoscope retinal image, left eye. Arrow indicates direction of the optical coherence tomography scan. B) Optical coherence tomography. White, long, dashed line indicates cross-sectional plane; white arrowhead indicates Ebola lesion limited to the retinal layers with an intact retinal pigment epithelium. Magnified 1.5× from ori

Figure 3. Characteristic features of lesions observed in a case–control study of ocular signs in Ebola virus disease survivors, Sierra Leone, 2016. A) Composite scanning laser ophthalmoscope retinal image, left eye. Arrow indicates direction of the optical coherence tomography scan. B) Optical coherence tomography. White, long, dashed line indicates cross-sectional plane; white arrowhead indicates Ebola lesion limited to the retinal layers with an intact retinal pigment epithelium. C) Examples of straight-edged, sharp angulated lesions (magnified 1.5× from panel A). D) Example of tangential section through the human fovea with illustrative highlighting of a triangular photoreceptor matrix corresponding to Ebola lesional shape. Courtesy of Ahnelt et al. (17).

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