FAF could be a useful tool for SC and SLC

October 3, 2012

Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging could be a useful tool for assessing patients with serpiginous choroidopathy (SC) and serpiginous-like choroidopathy (SLC).

Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging could be a useful tool for assessing patients with serpiginous choroidopathy (SC) and serpiginous-like choroidopathy (SLC), according to a paper published in the journal Eye.

Dr E. Carreno et al., Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain, conducted a prospective case series on 12 patients with SC and SLC. All patients experienced FAF imaging from July 2009 to December 2010.

There was bilateral involvement in nine cases and three different FAF imaging patterns were revealed. This included active inflammation, transitional and inactive inflammation.

FAF can be a helpful tool for imaging SC and SLC patients and it may be possible to reserve other invasive technique. For example FA could be used for patients with suspicious activity disclosed by FAF imaging.

The abstract can be found here.