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J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2013 Aug 23;3(1):58. doi: 10.1186/1869-5760-3-58.

Multimodal imaging of sarcoid choroidal granulomas.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA.



Enhanced-depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) provides high-resolution imaging of the choroid. Herein, we report multimodal imaging, including EDI-OCT, of a case of sarcoid choroidal granulomas.


A 63-year-old female with biopsy-supported sarcoidosis presented with unilateral multifocal choroidal granulomas. Enhanced-depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) demonstrated a homogenous hyporeflective choroidal lesion with choriocapillaris thinning and sparing of the surrounding choroid. The patient was started on oral steroids with a weekly taper schedule. Within 5 weeks, the choroidal lesions had clinically resolved with return of normal-appearing choroidal architecture on EDI-OCT. Indocyanine green angiography, however, demonstrated hypofluoresence at the sites of choroidal granulomas 11 months after the clinical resolution, suggesting a longstanding choroidal perfusion deficit undetected by OCT.


Choroidal imaging via EDI-OCT provides detailed morphologic information of sarcoid granulomas and can accurately demonstrate structural resolution of the lesions.

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