Wide-field fundus autofluorescence corresponds to visual fields in chorioretinitis patients

Clin Ophthalmol. 2011;5:1667-71. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S26224. Epub 2011 Nov 29.


Background and objectives: Detection of peripheral fundus autofluorescence (FAF) using conventional scanning laser ophthalmoscopes (SLOs) is difficult and requires pupil dilation. Here we evaluated the diagnostic properties of wide-field FAF detected by a two-laser wavelength wide-field SLO in uveitis patients.

Study design/materials and methods: Observational case series of four patients suffering from different types of posterior uveitis/chorioretinitis. Wide-field FAF images were compared to visual fields. Panretinal FAF was detected by a newly developed SLO, which allows FAF imaging of up to 200° of the retina in one scan without the need for pupil dilation. Visual fields were obtained by Goldmann manual perimetry.

Results: Findings from wide-field FAF imaging showed correspondence to visual field defects in all cases.

Conclusion: Wide-field FAF allowed the detection of visual field defect-related alterations of the retinal pigment epithelium in all four uveitis cases.

Keywords: Optomap; fundus autofluorescence (FAF); imaging; uveitis; visual field; wide-field scanning laser ophthalmoscopy.

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  • Case Reports