Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1989;30(4):665-670.
Published online April 1, 1989.
A Case of Posterior Scleritis Associated with Relapsing Polychondritis.
Shin Hwan Joo, Joon Kiu Choe
Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Hanyang University, Korea.
Relapsing Polychondritis 와 동반된 후부 공막염 1 예
주신환(Shin Hwan Joo),최준규(Joon Kiu Choe)
Abstract
A 68-year-old female was referred to our ophthalmologic department due to pain, redness and decreased vision of the left eye. She had saddle nose deformity and erythematous swelling and deformity on right anricle. Both eyes represented recurring conjunctival injection and chemosis, episcleral injection, and anterior uveitis on follow-up examinations. Left eye showed proptosis and limitation of eyeball movement with acute increase of IOP. The fluorescein angiography showed the choroidal folds which were seen as alternating lines of hyper- and hypofluorescence. B-scan ultrasonograms showed thickening of posterior coats of eye and retrobulbar edema, which seemed to be critical in the diagnosis of the posterior scleritis.
Key Words: relapsing polychondritis;scleritis


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