We examined 4 eyes in 4 patients with atopic dermatitis by ultrasound biomicroscopy, UBM. All the eyes had breaks in the nonpigmented ciliary epithelium. Retinal detachment was present in 2 eyes and absent in 2. The UBM findings were compared with those by indirect binocular ophthalmoscopy with scleral indentation. Breaks located in the pars plana in 2 eyes could be detected by UBM by radial scanning of the eyeglobe but only with scrupulous attention. Ophthalmoscopic examination appeared to be more suited to detect such breaks. Breaks located in the pars plicata in the other 2 eyes could be readily detected by UBM by traverse scanning of the eyeglobe. UBM thus proved to be of value in examining the pars plicata ciliaris is patients with atopic dermatitis.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - 1995 Jan 1|
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