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Isolated posterior uveal effusion: expanding the spectrum of the uveal effusion syndrome

Authors Pautler S, Browning D

Received 12 October 2014

Accepted for publication 14 November 2014

Published 30 December 2014 Volume 2015:9 Pages 43—49

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S75448

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Scott E Pautler,1 David J Browning2

1Department of Ophthalmology, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA; 2Charlotte Ear Eye Nose and Throat Associates, Charlotte, NC, USA

Abstract: Uveal effusion syndrome usually causes peripheral chorioretinal detachment, but posterior effusion may present as isolated macular edema with serous macular detachment in the setting of hyperopia and a thickened posterior choroid. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors may be effective to treat this condition.

Keywords: uveal effusion, serous, macular detachment, macular edema

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