Simplified diagnosis of rare eye diseases

Uveitis experts from Bonn, Berlin, Münster, and Mannheim provide an overview of an underestimated imaging technique

The picture shows an eye affected by the rare serpiginous chorioretinopathy. - T
The picture shows an eye affected by the rare serpiginous chorioretinopathy. - The name comes from the ’snake-like’ spread of the disease across the retina. The ocular fundus photograph (left) shows areas of scarring in a light yellow tone. Active inflammatory lesions usually appear as light-colored areas on fundus autofluorescence (right). © Image: University Hospital Bonn all’images in original size .
Uveitis is a rare inflammatory eye disease. Posterior and panuveitis in particular are associated with a poor prognosis and a protracted course of the disease. Diagnosis and monitoring can be challenging for healthcare professionals. Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) is a fast and non-invasive imaging technique that supports this. Researchers from the University Hospital Bonn and the University of Bonn, together with experts from Berlin, Münster and Mannheim, have drafted a review on how FAF can facilitate the diagnosis and monitoring of posterior uveitis and panuveitis. ...
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