Multifocal choroiditis with panuveitis and punctate inner choroidopathy - Evaluation by optical coherence tomography 3

Ryosuke Wakusawa, Madoka Yoshida, Hikari Yoshida, Takae Saito, Toshiaki Abe, Makoto Tamai

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe the optical coherence tomography 3 (OCT3) findings in cases of multifocal choroiditis with panuveitis (MCP) or punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). Methods: Three eyes of 2 patients (1 eye of a 26-year-old male and both eyes of a 51-year-old female) with clinically and angiographically diagnosed MCP and 2 eyes of 2 patients (a 37-year-old female and a 23-year-old male) with a diagnosis of PIC were examined by OCT3. Results: Yellowish-white lesions of MCP and PIC appeared almost the same on the OCT3 images. In the acute phase of either disease, the reflective band of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-Bruch's membrane (BM)-choriocapillaris (CC) complex in the lesion appeared slightly hyporeflective and indistinct. Subsequently, the RPE-BM-CC complex in part of each lesion thickened, forming a hump. In the chronic phase of disease, the RPE-BM-CC complex of scar tissue decreased in thickness. During all phases, the choroid reflex under the lesion appeared progressively enhanced. Conclusion: In this study, OCT3 images of the lesions of MCP and PIC showed similar progressive changes over time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-101
Number of pages7
JournalFolia Ophthalmologica Japonica
Volume57
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb

Keywords

  • Chronological Changes of Yellowish-White Lesion
  • Multifocal Choroiditis with Panuveitis (MCP)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography 3 (OCT3)
  • Punctate Inner Choroidopathy (PIC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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