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Monocular Crystalline Maculopathy in a Man in His 30s

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Based on this clinical scenario and the accompanying image, understand how to arrive at a correct diagnosis.
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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Gerald Seidel, MD, PD, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 4, 8036 Graz, Austria (gerald.seidel@medunigraz.at).

Published Online: January 24, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.5534

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Additional Contributions: We thank the patient for granting permission to publish this information.

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