Posterior scleritis secondary to acute sinusitis in a child Shoko Tsukamoto 1 , Akiko Ogawa 1 , Yosuke Takada 1 , Yuji Hara 1 , Masahiro Yamamoto 1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Iizuka Hospital pp.721-724
Published Date 1997/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905347
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A 9-year-old girl presented with acute loss of vision in the left eye, ipsilateral ocular pain and headache. Funduscopy showed exudative retinal detachment in the posterior fundus area in the affect eye. Fluorescein angiography showed numerous points of dye leakage from the retinal pigment epithelium. Computed tomography showed thickening of the posterior sclera in the left eye and inflammatory thickening of the mucous membrane in the left maxillary sinus. Systemic treatments with corticosteroid and antibiotics led to cure of both conditions. This case illustrates that acute sinusitis may trigger posterior scleritis.

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