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Uveal effusion syndrome

Danuta Korporowicz, Jolanta Sikorska

CaseRepClinPractRev 2003; 4(1):29-33

ID: 429015

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Background: Uveal effusion syndrome typically affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men. It is characterized by annular ciliochoroidal detachment, shifting non-rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, unremarkable inflammation in the anterior eye segment and normal intraocular pressure.Case Report: A 70-year-old man was admitted to hospital because of retinal detachment of the left eye. Clinical examinations: Vos=1/7sc, normal intraocular pressure and anterior segment, retinal detachment in the lower quadrants, extending to the optic disc, with a bulging, grey, blister-like formation at 10.00 at distant periphery visible in fundus examination. No signs of retinal rupture were detected. The right eye showed no abnormalities. USG of the eyeball demonstrated exudative retinal detachment and serous choroidal detachment. MRI revealed a hypointense tissue located under retinal detachment in the inferior lateral quadrant, which could correspond to hemolyzed blood. Conclusions: Uveal effusion syndrome is a rare condition. In addition to clinical examination, accessory diagnostic investigations are very important, especially MRI and USG, which can demonstrate subclinical forms of the disorder.

Keywords: Retinal Detachment, choroidal detachment, uveal effusion syndrome