May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
The Utility of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in the Evaluation and Assessment of Patients With Serpiginous Retinochoroidopathy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • K. A. Blakes
    Ophthalmology, Howard University Hospital, Washington, Dist. of Columbia
  • G. Levy-Clarke
    National Eye Institute, National Institutes Of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
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    Commercial Relationships  K.A. Blakes, None; G. Levy-Clarke, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 945. doi:
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      K. A. Blakes, G. Levy-Clarke; The Utility of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in the Evaluation and Assessment of Patients With Serpiginous Retinochoroidopathy. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):945. doi:

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Purpose: : To ascertain the utility of Zeiss Stratus OCT in the evaluation and assessment of patients with Serpiginous Retinochoroidopathy as compared with fluoroscein angiography, to investigate non-invasive retinal imaging modalities and to document findings of the OCT as seen in Serpiginous Retinochoroidopathy.

Methods: : A retrospective review of patient charts was conducted to determine how many patients were diagnosed and/or treated for Serpiginous Retinochoroidopathy from January 2000 through December 2006.

Results: : Twelve patients were identified, 7 males and 5 females with 11 Caucasians, 1 Latino male. The patients ranged in age from 22 to 77. All patients had typical characteristic findings on IVFA. The information obtained from the charts was, age, sex, physical exam, anti-inflammatory meds, fluoroscein angiograms, and OCTs. Of the twelve patients identified, 6 patients had both an angiogram and OCT at the same visit during periods of quiescent disease and active inflammation. All of the patients identified demonstrated retinal thinning on and areas of hyperreflectivity on OCT.

Conclusions: : Although the OCT is invaluable with quantitatively assessing retinal thickness and aides in comparing patient progression throughout the disease process, its utility to reliably and accurately aid in the assessment of active disease is limited and requires further longitudinal studies.

Keywords: imaging methods (CT, FA, ICG, MRI, OCT, RTA, SLO, ultrasound) • retinochoroiditis 

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