Panuveitis

Common Name(s)

Panuveitis

Panuveitis is a serious disease that causes inflammation of the eye. “Uveitis” refers to general inflammation of a portion of the eye, usually just the front of the eye. In panuveitis, however, both the front and the back of the eye are affected. The affected region is known as the uveal tract, which is composed of the iris, the choroid, and the ciliary body. The iris is the colored back of your eye that controls the size of your pupil. The choroid is the inner lining of the eye that contains blood vessels. The ciliary body produces fluid to keep your eye moist. All of these structures are important for vision, and inflammation of these components can cause visual problems.

The cause of panuveitis is generally unknown, but there are some links to other diseases such as syphilis, sarcoidosis, toxoplasmosis, and tuberculosis. Some other possible causes may include infections, tumors, bruises, and toxins in the eyes. The main symptoms of panuveitis are eye pain, blurred vision, vision loss, light sensitivity, redness of the eyes, and seeing spots. Because panuveitis can spread rapidly through the eye, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as any symptoms occur to prevent permanent damage or blindness. Panuveitis is usually diagnosed through an eye exam, and treatment typically includes medications to suppress the inflammation, such as local steroids. Support groups are available for more information and resources.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Panuveitis" returned 41 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Topical difluprednate for treatment of serous retinal detachment and panuveitis associated with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease.
 

Author(s): Stacey Lu, Mehran Taban

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Patients with bilateral serous retinal detachments and panuveitis related to Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease are commonly managed with oral corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents, and/or intravitreal injections. We present the case of a 56-year-old Hispanic man with Harada disease ...

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2016

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Differentiation of severe bilateral panuveitis following phacoemulsification: a case report.
 

Author(s): Xi Peng, Junjun Zhang

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Cataract surgery typically offers instant visual rehabilitation with rare postoperative complications. However, if complications occur, these complications may be confusing and threatening. We present a case of severe bilateral panuveitis following phacoemulsification and intraocular ...

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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Direct and indirect resource use, healthcare costs and work force absence in patients with non-infectious intermediate, posterior or panuveitis.
 

Author(s): Jennifer E Thorne, Martha Skup, Namita Tundia, Dendy Macaulay, Cindy Revol, Jingdong Chao, Avani Joshi, Andrew D Dick

Journal: Acta Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug;94(5):e331-9.

 

To ascertain resource use, costs and risk of workforce absence in non-infectious uveitis cases versus matched controls.

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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The terms "Panuveitis" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Panuveitis with oral and genital ulcer misdiagnosed as Behcet's disease: two cases report and literature review].
 

Author(s): Y Wang, L Yang, Z L Zhang

Journal: Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2016 10;48(5):910-914.

 

Here we reported two patients who presented with panuveitis and were transferred from ophthalmologists to rheumatologists, for both the patients had oral and genital ulcers. They were misdiagnosed with Behcet's disease at first glance. Two young males presented with acute uveitis ...

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016

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SEVERE PANUVEITIS, RETINAL VASCULITIS, AND OPTIC DISK GRANULOMA SECONDARY TO SARCOIDOSIS.
 

Author(s): Michael Patterson, Chris S Bergstrom, W Lloyd Clark, Hans E Grossniklaus, John F Payne

Journal: Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 ;10(4):341-4.

 

To report a case of panuveitis, retinal vasculitis, and optic disk granuloma due to sarcoidosis.

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2016

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Heterogeneity of primary outcome measures used in clinical trials of treatments for intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis.
 

Author(s): Alastair K Denniston, Gary N Holland, Andrej Kidess, Robert B Nussenblatt, Annabelle A Okada, James T Rosenbaum, Andrew D Dick

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Uveitis describes a heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by intraocular inflammation. Since most of the sight-threatening forms of uveitis are individually rare, there has been an increasing tendency for clinical trials to group distinct uveitis syndromes together despite ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2015

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Last Updated: 2 Aug 2017

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Evaluation of EYS606 in Patients With Non-infectious Posterior, Intermediate or Panuveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Non-infectious Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2017

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