In Vivo Analysis and Comparison of Anterior Segment Structures of Both Eyes in Unilateral Herpetic Anterior Uveitis.

Ozer M. D., Batur M., Seven E., Tekin S., Kebapci F.

Ocular immunology and inflammation, vol.29, no.7-8, pp.1438-1444, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 7-8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09273948.2020.1760311
  • Journal Name: Ocular immunology and inflammation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1438-1444
  • Keywords: Herpetic anterior uveitis, Schlemm's canal, anterior segment spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY, VIRUS
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: To compare the Schlemm's canal area (SCA) and to define iris features in patients with unilateral herpetic anterior uveitis (HAU) by using anterior segment spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (AS SD-OCT). Methods: Unilateral HAU cases that had been in complete remission for >= 3 months were included. Two investigators analyzed the iris features of HAU. SCA in both healthy (N), and affected eyes (HAU) were compared. Results: The mean age of the participants (n = 22) was 36.3 +/- 15 (17-70) years. The mean nasal and temporal (n-t) SCA was measured as 10,844 +/- 4806 mu m(2)and 8,772 +/- 3138 mu m(2)in HAU in comparison with 10,200 +/- 4,824 mu m(2)and 10,045 +/- 3,889 mu m(2)in N, respectively (p= .47 andp= .12, respectively). The most common iris features were the sectoral iridoplegia (100%) on biomicroscopy and the disorganization of the iris layers (DIL) (77%) on AS SD-OCT images. Conclusion: SCA found similar on both sides. DIL is the most common iris feature of affected eyes.