Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Knickelbein JE, Hasan J, Nussenblatt RB, Sen HN

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Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate whether wide-field multispectral scanning laser ophthalmoscopy could assist in determining depth of chorioretinal pathology in posterior uveitis. METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective review of patients with birdshot chorioretinopathy (BCR; 42 eyes of 21 patients) or active primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL; 18 eyes of 10 patients) who had multispectral wide-field scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (Optos) images. Images acquired with 532 nm and 635 nm lasers were analyzed separately using Optos V Vantage Pro Review software. RESULTS: All 42 eyes with birdshot chorioretinopathy and 8/18 eyes with active primary vitreoretinal lymphoma had lesions on 635 nm imaging, while 26/42 of the birdshot chorioretinopathy eyes and 18/18 eyes with active primary vitreoretinal lymphoma had lesions on 532 nm imaging. The difference between the 2 groups on both 635 nm and 532 nm was statistically significant (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Retinal and choroidal lesions in patients with posterior uveitis can be differentially visualized with Optos 532 nm and 635 nm lasers, respectively, allowing determination of depth of pathology. This article was published in Retina and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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