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A clinical study of annular cyclitis

Authors Moschos M, Guex-Crosier Y, Margetis I, Zografos L

Published 9 February 2009 Volume 2009:3 Pages 215—217

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S4915

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Marilita Michael Moschos1, Yan Guex-Crosier2, Ioannis Margetis1, Leonidas Zografos2

1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Greece; 2Jules Gonin Eye Hospital, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Purpose: To investigate six cases of annular cyclitis.

Methods: All patients with impairment of visual acuity underwent complete ophthalmologic examination, color fundus photography, laboratory tests and fluorescein angiography. Indocyanine green (ICG) angiography and B-scan ultrasonography were also performed in three cases in order to diagnose the disease.

Results: All patients presented a unilateral or bilateral granulomatous uveitis, associated with inflammatory annular cyclitis. They had a shallow anterior chamber, a mildly elevated intraocular pressure (under 25 mm Hg) and an annular serous retinal detachment. A resolution was observed after specific therapy associated with systemic prednisolone therapy and antiglaucomatous drops.

Conclusion: This is the first description of an observational study of six patients with inflammatory annular cyclitis.

Keywords: cyclitis, uveitis, malignant glaucoma

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