Uveitis

Common Name(s)

Uveitis

Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye called the uvea. The uvea consists of the layer and structures beneath the white of the eye. The uvea is made up of the iris, the choroid layer, and the ciliary body. The iris is the colored part of the eye, the choroid layer is the layer of blood vessels and connective tissue, and the ciliary body is the structure in the eye that releases the transparent liquid in the eye. The cause of uveitis is unknown but may be associated with infections, injury, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, and certain cancers that can affect the eye. Symptoms include eye pain and redness, blurred vision, seeing floaters, light sensitivity, decreased vision, and a whitish area on the inside of the lower part of the iris.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Uveitis" returned 748 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Quality of life in non-infectious uveitis patients on immunosuppressive therapy.
 

Author(s): Sheik Kaleemunnisha, S Sudharshan, Jyotirmay Biswas

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;21(3):225-31.

 

To assess visual function and vision related quality of life in patients with non-infectious posterior or panuveitis treated with immunosuppressives.

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2014

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Uveal melanoma in the peripheral choroid masquerading as chronic uveitis.
 

Author(s): Lei Feng, Jiang Zhu, Tao Gao, Baizhou Li, Yabo Yang

Journal: Optom Vis Sci. 2014 Sep;91(9):e222-5.

 

To describe a case of uveal melanoma in the peripheral choroid masquerading as chronic uveitis and to raise awareness about malignant masquerade syndromes.

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2014

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[Woman with recurrent uveitis and neurological symptoms].
 

Author(s): Monika Mochol, Karina Berg, √ėyvind Midtvedt, Geir Ringstad, Emilia Kerty

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Last Updated: 3 Jul 2014

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The terms "Uveitis" returned 82 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A systematic approach to emergencies in uveitis.
 

Author(s): Hassan A Al-Dhibi, Ammar M Al-Mahmood, J Fernando Arevalo

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;21(3):251-8.

 

Uveitis is a common cause of preventable blindness although it is consider a sight-threatening condition particularly in cases with posterior segment inflammation. To deal with emergency conditions in uveitis, we must aware of the essential signs and symptoms that reflect a true uveitic ...

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2014

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Anti-TNF therapy for juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related uveitis.
 

Author(s): Francesco Semeraro, Barbara Arcidiacono, Giuseppe Nascimbeni, Martina Angi, Barbara Parolini, Ciro Costagliola

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related uveitis is the most common type of uveitis in childhood and one of the main causes of visual impairment in children. The introduction of biological treatment has widened the range of therapeutic options for children with uveitis refractory to ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

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Types of intraocular lenses for cataract surgery in eyes with uveitis.
 

Author(s): Theresa G Leung, Kristina Lindsley, Irene C Kuo

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Cataract formation often occurs in people with uveitis. It is unclear which intraocular lens (IOL) type is optimal for use in cataract surgery for eyes with uveitis.

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2014

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Suprachoroidal Injection of Triamcinolone Acetonide in Subjects With Macular Edema Following Non-Infectious Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2014

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Sirolimus as Therapeutic Approach to Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 25 May 2010

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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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