Ultrasound Biomicroscopy of shallow anterior chamber in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Jul;122(1):112-4. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)71973-7.


Purpose: We studied a case of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome in a patient with a shallow anterior chamber.

Methods: High-resolution, anterior segment ultrasound biomicroscopy was performed to analyze the mechanism of a shallow anterior chamber.

Results: Ultrasound biomicroscopy disclosed a slit-like narrow angle and circumferential supraciliary fluid. The ciliary body was rotated anteriorly, and the iris showed anterior bowing consistent with pupillary block. With systemic corticosteroid treatment, the supraciliary fluid disappeared, and the ciliary body reverted to its normal position.

Conclusion: Ultrasound biomicroscopy was useful in diagnosis and evaluation of the response to corticosteroid treatment in a patient with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome accompanied by shallow anterior chamber.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anterior Chamber / diagnostic imaging*
  • Anterior Chamber / drug effects
  • Anterior Chamber / pathology
  • Anterior Eye Segment / diagnostic imaging
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Betamethasone / therapeutic use
  • Ciliary Body / diagnostic imaging
  • Ciliary Body / drug effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Iris Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Iris Diseases / drug therapy
  • Microscopy
  • Retinal Detachment / drug therapy
  • Retinal Detachment / etiology
  • Ultrasonography
  • Uveal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Uveal Diseases / drug therapy
  • Uveomeningoencephalitic Syndrome / complications
  • Uveomeningoencephalitic Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Uveomeningoencephalitic Syndrome / drug therapy


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Betamethasone