Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 447--449

Corneal endothelium in unilateral Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis


N Geetha Sravani1, Ashik Mohamed1, Sunita Chaurasia2, Shravya Sri Durgam1, Somasheila I Murthy2 
1 Department of Ophthalmic Biophysics, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Cornea and Anterior Segment Services, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunita Chaurasia
Cornea and Anterior Segment Services, L V Prasad Eye Institute, L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
India

Purpose: To assess the corneal endothelium in patients with Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis (FHI) and compare it with the normal fellow eye. Methods: Retrospective, observational, cross-sectional study of 31 patients seen between Jan 2016 to Dec 2018, with clinical diagnosis of Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis, was performed. Specular microscopic examination was documented in both eyes. The affected eyes formed the study group and the fellow healthy eyes served as controls. Results: The mean age of the patients was 29.9 ± 8.2 years. The endothelial cell density (P = 0.0001) was significantly lower, whereas average cell size (P = 0.0001), coefficient of variation (P = 0.004), and maximum cell area (P = 0.01) were significantly higher in the affected eye compared to the control eye. In three patients, the affected eye showed guttae, while the healthy fellow eye revealed a normal specular mosaic. Conclusion: Specular microscopic analysis shows endothelial alterations in the affected eyes in FHI.


How to cite this article:
Sravani N G, Mohamed A, Chaurasia S, Durgam SS, Murthy SI. Corneal endothelium in unilateral Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis.Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:447-449


How to cite this URL:
Sravani N G, Mohamed A, Chaurasia S, Durgam SS, Murthy SI. Corneal endothelium in unilateral Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 8 ];68:447-449
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