[Spectral domain OCT in patients with unclear uveitis]

Ophthalmologe. 2011 Aug;108(8):766-9. doi: 10.1007/s00347-011-2362-5.
[Article in German]


Presented here are two cases of patients with unclear visual loss. A diagnostic assessment with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (Sd-OCT), fluorescein angiography (FLA) and blood analyses was performed due to vitreous clouding. Characteristic FLA findings for papillitis and vasculitis and as yet undescribed morphological Sd-OCT changes in the photoreceptor layer and in the pigment epithelium were found. During the treatment of the diagnosed lues these changes were resolved. The Sd-OCT technique seems to be a useful and effective diagnostic tool for uveitis diagnostics.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis*
  • Adult
  • Chorion / pathology
  • Chorioretinitis / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurosyphilis / diagnosis*
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Papilledema / diagnosis*
  • Photoreceptor Cells, Vertebrate / pathology
  • Retinal Pigment Epithelium / pathology
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence / methods*
  • Uveitis / diagnosis*
  • Vision Disorders / diagnosis*