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Diana Laura, Kenneth Fan, Raquel Goldhardt, Monika Farhangi, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, Anat Galor; Ocular manifestations of sarcoidosis in a South Florida population. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(9):4196.
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To quantify the frequency of ocular involvement in a large South Florida population of individuals with sarcoidosis and describe the ocular findings.
Retrospective review of charts.
13 individuals (13%) had ocular involvement out of a total of 100 individuals with sarcoidosis. Mean age of the 13 individuals was 57 ±15 years; 69% were female and 62% were white. Nine had bilateral ocular involvement while 4 had unilateral findings. Eleven had a history of uveitis, 9 which were characterized as chronic, 1 as acute, and 1 could not be further subtyped. Two had anterior uveitis, 1 anterior-intermediate uveitis, 2 posterior uveitis, and 6 panuveitis. All those with posterior and panuveitis had choroidal involvement in the form of punched out choroidal lesions. Six individuals had associated structural complications (3 macular edema, 1 choroidal neovascularization, 2 glaucoma, 1 retinal detachment). Seven of these individuals had moderate or worse (<20/70) vision in at least one eye due to ocular involvement of disease. Two individuals had a history of orbital inflammation and both maintained good vision.
Ocular manifestations occurred in a minority of individuals seen in a sarcoidosis clinic in South Florida. Uveitis was the most common ocular manifestation.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29 - May 3, 2018.
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