Uveitis

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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 1000 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Changing patterns in uveitis South India: Comparison between two decades.
 

Author(s): Manohar Babu Balasundaram

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 04;66(4):528-529.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Changing uveitis patterns in South India - Comparison between two decades.
 

Author(s): Jyotirmay Biswas, Ranju Kharel Sitaula, Priyansha Multani

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 04;66(4):524-527.

 

Changing pattern of uveitis in a subset of a population is an important ocular health indicator.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Monoclonal immunoglobulin heavy chain gene rearrangement in Fuchs' uveitis.
 

Author(s): Hisae Nakahara, Toshikatsu Kaburaki, Rie Tanaka, Junko Matsuda, Mitsuko Takamoto, Kazuyoshi Ohtomo, Kimiko Okinaga, Keiko Komae, Jiro Numaga, Yujiro Fujino, Makoto Aihara

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Fuchs' uveitis (FU) is occasionarlly complicated with heavy vitreous opacity. We have performed vitrectomy procedures to remove vitreous opacity in affected patients as part of differential diagnosis for primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Uveitis" returned 122 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pediatric Uveitis.
 

Author(s): Nicole Shu-Wen Chan, Jessy Choi, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung

Journal: Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). ;7(3):192-199.

 

Pediatric uveitis differs from adult-onset uveitis and is a topic of special interest because of its diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Children with uveitis are often asymptomatic and the uveitis is often chronic, persistent, recurrent, and resistant to conventional treatment. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphaema Syndrome. General review.
 

Author(s): Mihail Zemba, Georgiana Camburu

Journal: Rom J Ophthalmol. ;61(1):11-17.

 

Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphaema Syndrome (UGH syndrome, or "Ellingson" Syndrome) is a rare condition caused by the mechanical trauma of an intraocular lens malpositioned over adjacent structures (iris, ciliary body, iridocorneal angle), leading to a spectrum of iris transillumination defects, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Efficacy and safety of immunomodulatory drugs in patients with anterior uveitis: A systematic literature review.
 

Author(s): Alejandro Gómez-Gómez, Estíbaliz Loza, Maria Piedad Rosario, Gerard Espinosa, José M García Ruiz de Morales, Jose M Herreras, Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Miguel Cordero-Coma

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Oct;96(42):e8045.

 

To assess the efficacy and safety of immunomodulatory drugs in patients with noninfectious anterior uveitis (AU).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 8 May 2018

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Last Updated: 1 Nov 2017

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ACTH as A Re-emerging theRapy for Uveitis (The ACTHAR Study)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2016

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