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Table 1 Ocular features and complications in 81 eyes of 44 patients with syphilitic posterior uveitis

From: The ghost of the great imitator: prognostic factors for poor outcome in syphilitic uveitis

  N (%)
BCVA at presentation
 NLP 4/81 (5.0%)
 LP–20/200 44/81 (54.3%)
 20/160–20/63 10/81 (12.3%)
 20/60–20/20 23/81 (28.4%)
Final BCVA
 NLP 4/81 (5.0%)
 LP–20/200 15/81 (18.5%)
 20/160–20/63 8/81 (9.8%)
 20/60–20/20 54/81 (66.7%)
Fundus examination
 Vitritis 69/81 (85.2%)
 Optic disc abnormalities 47/74 (63.5%)
 Retinal involvement 60/78 (76.9%)
 Retinal vasculitis 36/78 (46.2%)
 Necrotizing retinitis 17/78 (21.8%)
 Posterior placoid chorioretinitis 11/77 (14.3%)
 Non-necrotizing retinitis 11/78 (14.1%)
 Punctate inner retinal lesions 6/78 (7.7%)
 Others 9/78 (11.5%)
Ocular complications
 Cataract 8/81 (9.9%)
 Epiretinal membrane 4/81 (4.9%)
 Retinal detachment 10/81 (12.3%)
 Optic atrophy 4/81 (4.9%)
 Others 14/81 (17.3%)
  1. BCVA best-corrected visual acuity, NLP no light perception, LP light perception