Using anterior segment optical coherence tomography to compare the smoothness of anterior iris surface between two eyes in unilateral Fuchs’ uveitis syndrome

  • Mohammad Zarei
  • Nazanin Ebrahimiadib
  • Hamid Riazi-EsfahaniEmail author
Letter to the Editor

Dear editor,

We read with great interest the article by Ozer et al. [1] titled “In vivo analysis and comparison of anterior segment structures of both eyes in unilateral Fuchs’ uveitis syndrome”.

Using the specular microscope and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT), the authors compared corneal endothelial cell density (ECD), iris stromal thickness (IST), iris pigment epithelium optical density (IPE OD), and Schlemm’s canal (SC) measurements in patients having unilateral Fuchs’ uveitis syndrome (FUS). They concluded that, despite significant reduction in IPE OD in temporal side of iris in FUS eyes, the mean IST is not significantly different from normal eyes either in temporal or nasal part. Based on this study, iris stromal thickness is not a sensitive index in suspected unilateral FUS cases.

It has been proposed that in FUS, the thinning of all iris layers, including stroma and the iris pigment epithelium, leads to heterochromia [2]. Basarir et al. [3] have shown...



The authors would like to thank Dr. Arash Mirmohammad-Sadeghi and Dr. Elias Khalilipour for their kind contribution to this study.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Retina Service, Farabi Eye HospitalTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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