Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome: evaluation of the disease phase in which patients receive the first specialized attendance

Abstract Objective: To evaluate in which phase of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome the patients receive the first attendance in specialized service. Methods: A retrospective study was conduted to evaluate medical records of 14 patients with VKH in the Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro from January 2014 to March 2017. In this analysis, gender, age, stage of disease and visual acuity of these patients with at least probable VKH were recorded. Results: Of these patients, 78.5% were female and 21.5% male and the median age was 34 years. We observed that 35.4% of the patients had the disease still in the uveitic phase and that 78.5% of these patients had visual acuity equal to or worse than 0.05. Conclusion: There is a delay in the admission of these patients to a specialized sector, thus affecting directly the treatment and visual prognosis.