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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The terms "Panuveitis" returned 33 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cost-effectiveness of fluocinolone acetonide implant versus systemic therapy for noninfectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis.
 

Author(s): , Elizabeth A Sugar, Janet T Holbrook, John H Kempen, Alyce E Burke, Lea T Drye, Jennifer E Thorne, Thomas A Louis, Douglas A Jabs, Michael M Altaweel, Kevin D Frick

Journal: Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct;121(10):1855-62.

 

To evaluate the 3-year incremental cost-effectiveness of fluocinolone acetonide implant versus systemic therapy for the treatment of noninfectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis.

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2014

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Acute bilateral glaucoma and panuveitis as a side effect of topiramate for weight loss treatment.
 

Author(s): Yoav Yechezkel Pikkel

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A 54-year-old male patient presented to our clinic with acute angle-closure glaucoma and panuveitis in both eyes after being treated with topiramate for binge eating and obesity. This case report emphasises the hazardous side effects of treatment with topiramate with unusual indication ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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[Panuveitis associated with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid].
 

Author(s): A Pierru, N Tieulie, P Gastaud, S Baillif

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2013 Dec;36(10):e207-12.

 

Ocular involvement secondary to thyroid carcinomas is uncommon. Uveal metastasis may occur. More rarely, they can be responsible for paraneoplastic syndromes. We report the case of a 64-year-old woman who presented with a severe bilateral panuveitis with venous vasculitis associated ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2013

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The terms "Panuveitis" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Current approach in the diagnosis and management of panuveitis.
 

Author(s): Reema Bansal, Vishali Gupta, Amod Gupta

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. ;58(1):45-54.

 

Panuveitis is a generalized inflammation of not only the whole of the uveal tract but also involves the retina and vitreous humor. It differs from other anatomical sites of inflammation in terms of causes as well as distribution. The common causes of panuveitis in our population are ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2009

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Safety,Tolerability and Efficacy of Intravitreal LFG316 in Patients With Active Non-infectious Intermediate-, posterior-or Panuveitis ,
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Non-infectious Intermediate Uveitis; Non-infectious Posterior Uveitis; Non-infectious Panuveitis

 

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2016

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Suprachoroidal Injection of CLS-TA in Subjects With Macular Edema Associated With Non-infectious Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis; Uveitis, Posterior; Uveitis, Anterior; Uveitis, Intermediate; Panuveitis

 

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Intravitreal Sirolimus as Therapeutic Approach to Uveitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis; Intermediate Uveitis; Posterior Uveitis; Panuveitis

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2011

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