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Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología

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GARCIA-SAENZ, MC et al. Indocyanine green angiography in chorioretinal inflammatory diseases. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2003, vol.78, n.12, pp.675-683. ISSN 0365-6691.

Purpose: To determine the role of indocyanine green angiography (ICG) in handling chorioretinal inflammatory disorders. Method: We present several posterior uveitis whose diagnosis and therapeutic approach was facilitated with ICG. Results: ICG is useful in the differential diagnosis of «white-dot syndromes». In serpiginous choroiditis, the edges and the progression of the inflammatory areas are clearly delineated. In infectious uveitis such as toxoplasmosis, ICG determines the presence or absence of active lesions. There are granulomatous diseases such as sarcoidosis where some areas of choroidal inflammation that cannot be detected with other methods are shown by ICG. Moreover, ICG can detect areas of subretinal neovascularization in some choroidal pathologies such as polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Conclusions: ICG appears to be a useful and complementary tool in the clinical interpretation of posterior uveitis.

Palabras clave : Uveitis; inflammation; choroiditis; indocyanine green.

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