Uveal effusion and nanophthalmos

  • Hugo Quiroz
  • Eduardo Moragrega
Part of the Documenta Ophthalmologica Proceedings Series book series (DOPS, volume 53)


Uveal effusion, which is a fluid leakage from the choriocapillaris into the choroid, is classified by Brockhurst in idiopathic, inflamatory, and hydrostatic (Table 1) [3].

Nanophthalmic eyes, are small eyes, with an extremely thick sclera, which may decrease venous drainage of the vortex veins [3, 9]. This anatomic variation could produce a different spectrum in ultrasound examination [9]. Choroidal thickening and detachment, even when in an incipient form, are best evaluated with ultrasound. We report herein the most important ultrasonographic features of three patients with nanophthalmos.


Retinal Detachment Choroidal Thickening Anterior Chamber Depth Scleral Buckle Dural Arteriovenous Fistula 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo Quiroz
    • 1
  • Eduardo Moragrega
    • 1
  1. 1.Retina ServiceHospital Asociación Para Evitar la Ceguera en MexicoCoyoacán México D. F.Mexico

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