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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176

Persistent suprachoroidal fluid pocket in a case of posterior scleritis

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication01-Apr-2021

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Dr. Rohan Chawla
Dr. R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, Ansari Nagar, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2730_20

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Sundar M D, Chawla R, Vikas S J, Hasan N. Persistent suprachoroidal fluid pocket in a case of posterior scleritis. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:176

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Sundar M D, Chawla R, Vikas S J, Hasan N. Persistent suprachoroidal fluid pocket in a case of posterior scleritis. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Aug 3];1:176. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/2/176/312393

A 29-year-old male, known case of left-eye idiopathic posterior scleritis (past 2 years) currently in remission on oral prednisolone (5 mg/day) and azathioprine (1.5 mg/kg/day) showed persistent orangish changes nasal to fovea [Figure 1]a. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) [Figure 1]b, [Figure 1]c, [Figure 1]d showed a hyporeflective suprachoroidal fluid-pocket (SFP). Since the patient was asymptomatic (visual acuity: 20/40, intraocular pressure: 16 mmHg), same treatment was continued. The SFP has been stable for 6 months. Though the presence of suprachoroidal space on OCT has been documented,[1],[2],[3] focal SFP in posterior-scleritis is a novel finding. It is difficult to comment on whether SFP denotes minimal disease activity, or it is a sequelae of resolved scleritis.
Figure 1: (a): Fundus image showing deep crescentic orangish changes nasal to the fovea (arrow). (b) Three dimensional reconstructed optical coherence tomography (OCT) showing supra choroidal hypo reflective fluid pocket (SFP) (arrow) indenting the overlying choroid and the retina. (c) Swept source OCT with the corresponding line scan (d) showing the cross sectional view of SFP (arrow). The convex anterior margin can be seen

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