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Optical coherence tomography angiography findings in Behcet patients

  • Sinan Emre
  • Suzan Güven-Yılmaz
  • Mahmut Oğuz UlusoyEmail author
  • Halil Ateş
Original Paper

Abstract

Purpose

Retinal vasculitis and vein occlusions are common causes of serious visual loss in Behçet’s disease. We aimed to evaluate the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) findings of Behcet uveitis (BU) patients.

Methods

We evaluated 32 eyes of 16 patients with BU and 30 eyes of 15 healthy controls. Superficial capillary plexus (SCP) and deeper capillary plexuses (DCP) were evaluated using OCTA RTVue XR AVANTI.

Results

On SCP, nonperfusion/hypoperfusion areas (NPA) were seen in 10 eyes, perifoveal capillary arcade disruption (PCAD) was seen in 10 eyes, capillary network disorganization (CND) was seen in 7 eyes and intraretinal cystoid spaces (ICS) were seen in 2 eyes. On DCP, NPA were seen in 13 eyes, PCAD was seen in 11 eyes, CND was seen in 7 eyes and ICS were seen in 4 eyes.

Conclusion

We showed that DCP were affected more than SCP in these patients. In addition, capillary vessel density of BU group was significantly lower than control group.

Keywords

Behçet disease Optical coherence tomography angiography Vasculitis Uveitis Retinal vein occlusion 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyBaşkent University School of Medicine Zübeyde Hanım Research HospitalİzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyEge University School of MedicineİzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Ophthalmology, Başkent University School of MedicineKonya Research HospitalKonyaTurkey

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