Advanced OCT Analysis of Biopsy-proven Vitreoretinal Lymphoma

FRANCESCO PICHI*, R. O.S.A. DOLZ-MARCO, JASMINE H. FRANCIS, ADRIAN AU, JANET L. DAVIS, AMANI FAWZI, SARRA GATTOUSI, DEBRA A. GOLDSTEIN, PEARSE A. KEANE, ELISABETTA MISEROCCHI, ALESSANDRO MARCHESE, KYOKO OHNO-MATSUI, MANDEEP S. SAGOO, SCOTT D. SMITH, ETHAN K. SOBOL, ANASTASIA TASIOPOULOU, XIAOLU YANG, CAROL L. SHIELDS, K. BAILEY FREUND, DAVID SARRAF

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Abstract

PURPOSE: Although diagnosing vitreoretinal lymphoma (VRL) can be challenging, early detection is critical for visual prognosis. We analyzed the spectrum of optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in patients with biopsy-proven VRL and correlate these features with clinical parameters. DESIGN: This retrospective cross-sectional study was a multicenter chart review from 13 retina, uveitis, and ocular oncology clinics worldwide from 2008 to 2019. We included patients with a diagnosis of biopsy-proven VRL imaged with OCT at presentation. Ocular information, systemic information, and multimodal retinal imaging findings were collected and studied. The main outcome measure was the characteristics of VRL on OCT. RESULTS: A total of 182 eyes of 115 patients (63 women, mean age 65 years) were included in this study. The disease was bilateral in 81 patients (70%), and mean baseline visual acuity was 0.2 ± 0.89 logMAR (Snellen equivalent, 20/32). At baseline, 38 patients (33%) presented with isolated ocular involvement, 54 (45%) with associated central nervous system involvement, and 11 (10%) with other systemic lymphomatous involvement; an additional 12 patients (10%) presented with central nervous system and other systemic involvement. On OCT, tumor infiltration was identified in various retinal layers, including lesions in the subretinal pigment epithelium compartment (91% of eyes), the subretinal compartment (43% of eyes), and the intraretinal compartment (7% of eyes). OCT analysis of eyes with VRL identified 3 main regions of retinal infiltration. Subretinal pigment epithelium location, with or without subretinal infiltration, was the most common pattern of involvement and isolated intraretinal infiltration was the least.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-26
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume238
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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