Retinal vasculitis revealed by fluorescein angiography in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Toshihiko Matsuo, Akihiro Yamaoka

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Fluorescein angiography was performed to examine retinal vascular abnormalities in five consecutive patients with inflammatory bowel disease seen during the 2 years from April 1995 to March 1997, in a university hospital. All patients showed dye leakage from retinal capillaries in the peripheral fundi of both eyes. Other ocular findings included iritis in both eyes of two patients and clinically significant macular edema in the unilateral eye of one patient. This study indicates that subclinical retinal vasculitis, revealed only by fluorescein angiography, is present in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Copyright (C) 1998 Japanese Ophthalmological Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-400
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998



  • Crohn's disease
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Retinal vasculitis
  • Ulcer-ative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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