Author: Rengin Aslihan Sonmez (Turkey)
Co-authors: Almila Sarigul Sezenoz, Sirel Gur Gungor
Our aim in this study is to analyse the alterations in superficial and deep capillary plexus vessel density measurements in patients with intermediate uveitis at the time of diagnosis.
Retrospective case series.
Medical records of 17 patients with the diagnosis of intermediate uveitis were reviewed (Group 1). Gender, age, initial and final best corrected visual acuity(BCVA) on Snellen chart, superficial(SCPVD) and deep capillary plexus(DCPVD) vessel density on optical coherence tomography angiography(OCTA) measurements were compared with age and gender matched control group of 17 patients (Group 2).
Of 17 patients 9 were female and 8 were male. Mean age was 28,64± 12,46 years, initial BCVA was 0,85±0,25 and final BCVA was 0,94±0,17 in Group 1. SCPVD was 47,59±3,66% and DCPVD was 47,15±5,44% in group 1. Same measurements were 50,90±2,35% and 50,20±5,20% in group 2 respectively. SCPVD and DCPVD measurements were statistically significantly lower in Group 1 than Group 2 (p<0,001, p<0,001).
In our study intermediate uveitis patients revealed decreased SCPVD and DCPVD measurements. Further prospective studies with larger patient numbers are required to analyse the anatomic changes in OCTA in this patient group.