A case of posterior scleritis presenting various fundal appearances

Yoko Ozawa, S. Suzuki, M. Narita

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A case of relapsing posterior scleritis presenting various fundal appearances is reported. The patient, a 37-year-old male with a history of optic neuritis, consulted our clinic complaining of left ocular pain. At age 34, iridocyclitis and papillitis of the left eye had been observed, and were treated with topical corticosteroids. At age 45, acute visual disturbance, injection and papillitis were observed, with right ocular pain. Systemic steroids were given after the appearance of iridocyclitis and star-shaped exudate in the macula. At age 48, anterior scleritis and serous retinal detachment were observed in the right eye. Multiple hyperfluorescent points were seen on FAG, followed by pooling of dye during the late phase. Ultrasonography and CT revealed a thickened posterior sclera. Posterior scleritis was diagnosed, and systemic steroids were used effectively to treat the condition. A similar relapse was observed in the right eye at age 50. This case presented diverse clinical pictures of the fundus during each episode, indicating that posterior scleritis should be included in the differential diagnosis of any lesion involving the posterior segment of the eye.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalFolia Ophthalmologica Japonica
Volume46
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Scleritis
Eye Pain
Iridocyclitis
Papilledema
Posterior Eye Segment
Steroids
Optic Neuritis
Sclera
Retinal Detachment
Exudates and Transudates
Ultrasonography
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Differential Diagnosis
Coloring Agents
Recurrence
Injections

Keywords

  • fundal appearances
  • posterior scleritis
  • recurrence

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  • Ophthalmology

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A case of posterior scleritis presenting various fundal appearances. / Ozawa, Yoko; Suzuki, S.; Narita, M.

In: Folia Ophthalmologica Japonica, Vol. 46, No. 3, 1995, p. 299-303.

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Ozawa, Yoko ; Suzuki, S. ; Narita, M. / A case of posterior scleritis presenting various fundal appearances. In: Folia Ophthalmologica Japonica. 1995 ; Vol. 46, No. 3. pp. 299-303.
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