Indian Journal of Radiology Indian Journal of Radiology  

   Login   | Users online: 234

Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size     

 

MISCELLANEOUS Table of Contents   
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 281-283
Thermography in ocular inflammation


Uvea Clinic, Aravind Eye Hospital, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Ankush A Kawali
Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Clinic, Narayana Nethralaya, Chord Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 24347863

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Background and Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate ocular inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions using commercially available thermal camera. Materials and Methods: A non-contact thermographic camera (FLIR P 620) was used to take thermal pictures of seven cases of ocular inflammation, two cases of non-inflammatory ocular pathology, and one healthy subject with mild refractive error only. Ocular inflammatory cases included five cases of scleritis, one case of postoperative anterior uveitis, and a case of meibomian gland dysfunction with keratitis (MGD-keratitis). Non-inflammatory conditions included a case of conjunctival benign reactive lymphoid hyperplasia (BRLH) and a case of central serous chorio-retinopathy. Thermal and non-thermal photographs were taken, and using analyzing software, the ocular surface temperature was calculated. Results: Patient with fresh episode of scleritis revealed high temperature. Eyes with MGD-keratitis depicted lower temperature in clinically more affected eye. Conjunctival BRLH showed a cold lesion on thermography at the site of involvement, in contrast to cases of scleritis with similar clinical presentation. Conclusion: Ocular thermal imaging is an underutilized diagnostic tool which can be used to distinguish inflammatory ocular conditions from non-inflammatory conditions. It can also be utilized in the evaluation of tear film in dry eye syndrome. Its applications should be further explored in uveitis and other ocular disorders. Dedicated "ocular thermographic" camera is today's need of the hour.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
  Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
  Reader Comments
  Email Alert *
  Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3041    
    Printed51    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded248    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal