Purpose: Our aim is to report a comprehensive multimodal imaging case of unilateral frosted branch angiitis in a 40-years-old Caucasian female . Methods: Case report involving clinical examination, ultra- wide field fundus photograph, ultra-wide field fluorescein angiography (UWFA), optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Results: A 40 years old patients presented with unilateral acute vision loss. On fundus examination, extensive retinal veins sheathing, macular edema and vascular congestion were observed while UWFA revealed an hyperfluorescent "hot" optic disc and blood retinal barrier disruption. OCTA displayed foveal avascular zone (FAZ) enlargement and excluded papillary neovascularization. Extensive laboratory work-up for infectious, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders were negative, thus, a diagnose of acute idiopathic unilateral frosted branch angiitis was made. Intravitreal injection of dexamethasone implant was administered with a good clinical response. Conclusions: Multimodal imaging is crucial to correctly diagnose and treat FBA. Up to our knowledge, the use of OCTA as a complementary tool to the diagnostic process in FBA has been described in literature just once as a photo essay of cytomegalovirus-related FBA and it might be of great value for better characterizing clinical features of this disorder and for following disease activity in a non-invasive fashion.
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND MULTIMODAL IMAGING FINDINGS IN UNILATERAL FROSTED BRANCH ANGIITIS: A CASE REPORT / Lari, Giorgio; Battista, Marco; Marchese, Alessandro; Bordato, Alessandro; Lattanzio, Rosangela; Querques, Giuseppe; Modorati, Giulio; Bandello, Francesco; Miserocchi, Elisabetta. - In: RETINAL CASES & BRIEF REPORTS. - ISSN 1935-1089. - (2023). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1097/ICB.0000000000001417]