Optical coherence tomography for classification and clinical evaluation of macular edema in patients with uveitis

Ocul Immunol Inflamm. Jul-Aug 2008;16(4):155-60. doi: 10.1080/09273940802187466.


Purpose: To study use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for macular edema in uveitis.

Methods: In total, 44 patients with uveitis and macular edema underwent OCT. Data obtained were correlated with anatomic type, duration of uveitis, and visual acuity (VA).

Results: Both cystoid macular edema (CME) and diffuse macular edema (DME) correlate negatively with VA, although statistically CME showed stronger correlation (p = .02). Also CME had higher mean foveal thickness than DME (p < .01). Negative correlation between foveal thickness and VA (p < .05) was observed. CME correlates with uveitis duration (p < .01).

Conclusions: CME and macular thickening correlate with VA reduction and uveitis duration.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Macula Lutea / pathology*
  • Macular Edema / classification*
  • Macular Edema / diagnosis*
  • Macular Edema / etiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence*
  • Uveitis / complications*
  • Visual Acuity
  • Young Adult