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Imaging in Uveitis

  • Vishali Gupta

Abstract

Inflammatory eye diseases, particularly uveitis, are a disparate group of diseases that, to a large extent, can be diagnosed with some accuracy by careful observation of their clinical features. Attempts have been made to develop grading systems for the extent of inflammation in the anterior chamber and vitreous humor, combined with the quantification of inflammation by laser flaremetry. The advent of fluorescence angiography has been a great step forward in further defining the nature of retinal vascular changes occurring in several intraocular inflammatory diseases. Recently new developments in the field of ICG angiography and OCT have aided in the understanding of these diseases. These ancillary investigations are quite useful in diagnosing and monitoring inflammatory diseases involving both the anterior and posterior segment. The most commonly used ancillary investigations in uveitis include laser flare meter for anterior segment inflammation, ultrasound biomicroscopy for ciliary body region, fundus photography and fundus fluorescein angiography for retinal diseases, indocyanine green angiography for choroidal pathologies, fundus autofluorescence for retinal pigment epithelium, and optical coherence tomography as well as ultrasonography for posterior segment. This chapter aims to be an overview describing the role of each of these investigations for imaging.

Keywords

Optical Coherence Tomography Cystoid Macular Edema Indocyanine Green Angiography Retinal Vasculitis Fundus Fluorescein Angiography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyAdvanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)ChandigarhIndia

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