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 760 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pattern of uveitis at a referral center in Iraq.
 

Author(s): Faiz I Al-Shakarchi

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;21(4):291-5.

 

To determine the etiologies of uveitis and the causes of visual loss in uveitis patients at a referral center in Baghdad, Iraq.

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2014

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Retinal and choroidal thickness measurements using spectral domain optical coherence tomography in anterior and intermediate uveitis.
 

Author(s): Zsuzsanna Géhl, Kinga Kulcsár, Huba J M Kiss, János Németh, Otto A Maneschg, Miklós D Resch

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Macular edema is a common cause of visual loss at uveitic patients. The aim of our study was to investigate retinal and choroidal thickness at the macula in anterior (AU) and intermediate (IMU) uveitis and in healthy individuals using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT).

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2014

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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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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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Immune recovery uveitis: pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, and treatment.
 

Author(s): Beata Urban, Alina Bakunowicz-Łazarczyk, Marta Michalczuk

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2014 ;2014():971417.

 

IRU is the most common form of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in HIV-infected patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis who are receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Among patients with CMV in the HAART era, immune recovery may be associated with a greater ...

Last Updated: 4 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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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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Genetics of Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis; Infectious Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2015

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