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Abstract #82593 Published in IGR 20-4

Influence of Inflammation in Uveitis on Confocal Scanning Laser Tomography and Optical Coherence Tomography Measurements

Kriegel MF; Heiligenhaus A; Rothaus K; Rothaus K; Heinz C
Ocular Immunology and Inflammation 2019; 0: 1-7


PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of active inflammation in uveitis on confocal scanning laser tomography (CSLT) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements. METHODS: Prospective enrollment of patients (64 eyes) with non-infectious uveitis. Retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), rim-area and -volume for CSLT and Bruch's-membrane-opening minimum-rim-width (BMO-MRW) and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFL-O) for OCT were recorded. RESULTS: No significant differences between eyes with active inflammation (31) vs no inflammation (33) were observed for all investigated CSLT parameters and BMO-MRW. The RNFL-O in OCT was significantly increased (1st = .0439, 2nd = .0327, 3rd = .0313) while actively inflamed. CSLT did not show a significant difference between glaucomatous and non-glaucomatous eyes albeit all OCT derived parameters did. CONCLUSION: CSLT measurements were not affected by inflammation but unreliable in glaucomatous eyes. RNFL-O was significantly influenced by inflammation while BMO-MRW was not. BMO-MRW seems to be the best approach in uveitic eyes.

Department of Ophthalmology, St. Franziskus-Hospital Muenster , Muenster , Germany.

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Classification:

6.9.1.1 Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.9 Computerized image analysis > 6.9.1 Laser scanning)
6.9.2.2 Posterior (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.9 Computerized image analysis > 6.9.2 Optical coherence tomography)
9.4.6 Glaucomas associated with inflammation, uveitis (Part of: 9 Clinical forms of glaucomas > 9.4 Glaucomas associated with other ocular and systemic disorders)



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