An investigation of the disc hyperfluorescence in Fuchs uveitis syndrome using optical coherence tomography imaging
PURPOSE: To identify the frequency of disc hyperfluorescence, and to use optical coherence tomography to look for vitreopapillary traction as a possible underlying cause. METHODS: Eight patients with presumed Fuchs uveitis syndrome were included. A complete ocular examination, fundus fluorescein angiography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography for optic nerve head were performed. RESULTS: There were 4 males and 4 female patients, and the mean age at diagnosis was 41.7 years. The most common ocular symptom was floaters (5/9). The range of initial visual acuity was 6/5-6/12. The most frequent clinical sign was inflammatory cells in the anterior chamber (9/9). Fundus fluorescein angiography showed disc hyperfluorescence in all but 1 patient. Optical coherence tomography did not show evidence of vitreopapillary traction in all eyes but one eye. CONCLUSION: We think that the high frequency of disc hyperfluorescence on fundus fluorescein angiography is an indication of an inflammatory process rather than a mechanical one.