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23rd Annual Meeting of the German Retina Society

German Retina Society

24.09. - 25.09.2010, Freiburg

Course of Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT) in a patient with incomplete Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH)

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  • Bernd Junker - University Eye Clinic Freiburg i. Br.
  • T. Lapp - University Eye Clinic Freiburg i. Br.
  • T. Neß - University Eye Clinic Freiburg i. Br.

German Retina Society. 23rd Annual Conference of the German Retina Society. Freiburg i. Br., 24.-25.09.2010. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2010. Doc10rg18

doi: 10.3205/10rg18, urn:nbn:de:0183-10rg189

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Published: September 21, 2010

© 2010 Junker et al.
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Background: Diagnosis of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH) is challenging because of the diverse clinical manifestations and the lack of specific diagnostic tests. Imaging technologies, such as fluorescein angiography (FA) and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) as well as spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) are useful tools in the diagnosis and follow-up of VKH patients.

Methods: Case report.

Results: Treatment efficacy of steroids was monitored mainly with SD-OCT. In the course of treatment best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) recovered from 0,1 to 0,8 on both eyes.

Conclusions: SD-OCT analysis was a very useful instrument to document the reduction of intra- and subretinal fluid during therapy with steroids. BCVA and the central retinal thickness correlated very strongly.