Imaging of the Sclera in Patients with Scleritis and Episcleritis using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography

Axmann, Shadi; Ebneter, Andreas; Zinkernagel, Martin (2016). Imaging of the Sclera in Patients with Scleritis and Episcleritis using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography. Ocular immunology and inflammation, 24(1), pp. 29-34. Informa Healthcare 10.3109/09273948.2015.1025983

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PURPOSE To evaluate the sclera and episclera in patients with scleritis and episcleritis using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). METHODS Cross-sectional prospective case series of 11 consecutive patients with episcleral or scleral inflammatory disease located anterior to the equator. The thickness of the ocular wall (sclera and the episclera) was measured using AS-OCT and compared to the contralateral healthy eye. RESULTS Eleven patients with a mean age of 49.5 years presented with symptomatic scleritis or episcleritis. The mean thickness of the ocular wall in the affected eye was 982 ± 56 μm compared to 790 ± 23 μm (p < 0.05) in the fellow eye. Enhanced-depth AS-OCT showed that the thickening occurred mainly in the episcleral layer in both scleritis and episcleritis. CONCLUSION Enhanced-depth AS-OCT may be a useful tool for imaging scleritis or episcleritis and may serve to monitor therapeutic success in these patients.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ophthalmology

UniBE Contributor:

Axmann, Shadi; Ebneter, Andreas and Zinkernagel, Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0927-3948

Publisher:

Informa Healthcare

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andreas Ebneter

Date Deposited:

07 Dec 2015 10:12

Last Modified:

15 Sep 2017 14:54

Publisher DOI:

10.3109/09273948.2015.1025983

PubMed ID:

26259046

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Anterior segment OCT; episcleritis; scleritis

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73588

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