Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina

Imaging Case Report 

Imaging of Dalen–Fuchs Nodules in a Likely Case of Sympathetic Ophthalmia by Fluorescein Angiography and OCT

Robert Morris, MD; Anthony J. Correnti, MD; Russell W. Read, MD, PhD; James A. Kimble, MD

Abstract

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Sympathetic ophthalmia (SO) is a well-known but rare autoimmune disease in which the sympathizing eye suffers granulomatous panuveitis after trauma to the fellow eye. An unusual case of SO occurring 32 years after trauma to the fellow eye, and 1 year after unsuccessful vitrectomy/scleral buckle repair of an acute retinal detachment in the inciting eye was presented. An optical coherence tomography imagery of Dalen–Fuchs nodules, not previously reported, and rare angiographic imaging of SO in its acute phase was demonstrated.

Abstract

Full text of this article can be found in the PDF.

Sympathetic ophthalmia (SO) is a well-known but rare autoimmune disease in which the sympathizing eye suffers granulomatous panuveitis after trauma to the fellow eye. An unusual case of SO occurring 32 years after trauma to the fellow eye, and 1 year after unsuccessful vitrectomy/scleral buckle repair of an acute retinal detachment in the inciting eye was presented. An optical coherence tomography imagery of Dalen–Fuchs nodules, not previously reported, and rare angiographic imaging of SO in its acute phase was demonstrated.

Authors

From the Retina Specialists of Alabama, LLC (AJC, JAK, RM); the Department of Ophthalmology (AJC, RWR, JAK, RM), University of Alabama at Birmingham; The Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education (AJC, JAK, RM); and Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (AJC, RWR, JAK, RM), Birmingham, Alabama.

Accepted for publication June 2, 2009. Posted online February 15, 2010.

The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.

Address correspondence to Robert Morris, Retina Specialists of Alabama, 1201 11th Avenue South, Suite 300, Birmingham, AL 35205.

10.3928/15428877-20100215-56

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