Multi-modal imaging and anatomic classification of the white dot syndromes.

Justin Gottlieb // Meisha Raven // Publications // Jan 01 2017

PubMed ID: 28331634

Author(s): Raven ML, Ringeisen AL, Yonekawa Y, Stem MS, Faia LJ, Gottlieb JL. Multi-modal imaging and anatomic classification of the white dot syndromes. Int J Retina Vitreous. 2017 Mar 20;3:12. doi: 10.1186/s40942-017-0069-8. eCollection 2017. Review. PMID 28331634

Journal: International Journal Of Retina And Vitreous, Volume 3, 2017

The white dot syndromes (WDS) are a diverse group of posterior uveitidies that share similar clinical findings but are unique from one another. Multimodal imaging has allowed us to better understand the morphology, the activity and age of lesions, and whether there is CNV associated with these different ocular pathologies. The “white dot syndromes” and their uveitic masqueraders can now be anatomically categorized based on lesion localization. The categories include local uveitic syndromes with choroidal pathology, systemic uveitic syndromes with choroidal pathology, and multifocal choroiditis with outer retinal/choriocapillaris pathology with uveitis and without uveitis. Neoplastic and infectious etiologies are also discussed given their ability to masquerade as WDS.