Ultra-widefield fundus fluorescein angiography findings in patients with ankylosing spondylitis experiencing uveitis

Uzlu D. , Kose B., Erdöl H. , Akyol N.

INTERNATIONAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.40, no.10, pp.2627-2634, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10792-020-01443-z
  • Page Numbers: pp.2627-2634


Aim To evaluate ultra-widefield fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) findings in cases of ankylosing spondylitis (AS)-associated uveitis. Materials and methods Forty-five eyes of 23 AS patients followed up with a diagnosis of uveitis were included. Results Sixteen (69.6%) men and seven (30.4%) women with a mean age of 46.26 +/- 10.87 years were included in the study. Retinal vascular leakage was observed in 19 (42.2%) eyes at FFA, diffuse in six (13.3%) and peripheral in 13 (28.9%) eyes. Active anterior uveitis attack was present in seven (36.8%) eyes with vascular leakage at FFA, while no active uveitis findings were present in 12 (63.15%) eyes. No statistical relation was determined between peripheral and diffuse leakage and active uveitis (p = 0.195). No significant association was also determined between both diffuse and peripheral leakage and visual acuity (p = 0.066). Conclusion We observed widespread retinal vascular leakage at UWF angiography in AS patients (in eyes undergoing active uveitis attacks and inactive eyes).