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.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Uveitis" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Uveitis" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Uveitis" returned 713 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Polyuric kidneys and uveitis: an oculorenal syndrome.
 

Author(s): Mahmoud Kamel, Bijin Thajudeen, Erika Bracamonte, Amy Sussman, Yeong-Hau H Lien

Journal:

 

Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome (TINU syndrome) is a diagnosis of exclusion based on the presence of uveitis and acute tubulointerstitial nephritis in the absence of other disease entities known to cause both of these disorders. The proximal tubule is frequently ...

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2014

Go To URL
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

Go To URL
Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome complicated by IgA nephropathy and Graves' disease: a case report.
 

Author(s): Yoshinosuke Shimamura, Takahiro Tsushima, Norihito Moniwa, Koichi Hasegawa, Yayoi Ogawa, Hideki Takizawa

Journal:

 

Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome is a disorder characterized by a combination of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis. Immunoglobulin A nephropathy is defined by the presence of immunoglobulin A deposits in glomerular mesangial areas. In this report, we ...

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2014

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Uveitis" returned 83 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

Go To URL
Immune recovery uveitis: pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, and treatment.
 

Author(s): Beata Urban, Alina Bakunowicz-Ɓazarczyk, 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

Go To URL
Immunotherapeutic strategies in autoimmune uveitis.
 

Author(s): Pedro Henrique Papotto, Eliana Blini Marengo, Luiz Roberto Sardinha, Anna Carla Goldberg, Luiz Vicente Rizzo

Journal: Autoimmun Rev. 2014 Sep;13(9):909-16.

 

Autoimmune uveitis is an organ-specific disorder characterized by irreversible lesions to the eye that predominantly affect people in their most productive years and is among the leading causes of visual deficit and blindness. Currently available therapies are effective in the treatment ...

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2014

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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: 26 Mar 2015

Go to URL
Sirolimus as Therapeutic Approach to Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 25 May 2010

Go to URL
Intravitreal Sirolimus as Therapeutic Approach to Uveitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2011

Go to URL