UWF-FA reveals full extent and severity of vascular changes in uveitis

A case series recently published in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology reported that UWF fluorescein angiography (FA) revealed far-peripheral vascular pathology (including vasculitis and vascular occlusion) in all four patients with peripheral retinal vasculitis, information on the extent of the disease that would not have been obtained with a fundus examination and traditional FA. The authors suggest that UWF-FA is useful in patients with uveitis for determining appropriate follow-up intervals, categorization of uveitis, and treatment evaluation, even in eyes with minimal pathology.


Hong BK, Khanamiri HN, Rao NA. Role of ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography in the management of uveitis. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013; 48: 489-493.