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

Bilateral uveitis and macular edema induced by Nivolumab: a case report.
 

Author(s): Claire Theillac, Morgane Straub, Anne-Laure Breton, Luc Thomas, Stéphane Dalle

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Nivolumab is a fully human antibody which is routinely used at first therapy for metastatic melanoma. Usually, side effects are immune-related adverse events. We report a case of a man who developed bilateral anterior uveitis and macular serous retinal detachment during nivolumab ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Analysis of choroidal and central foveal thicknesses in acute anterior uveitis by enhanced-depth imaging optical coherence tomography.
 

Author(s): Mirinae Kim, Seung Yong Choi, Young-Hoon Park

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Currently, there are a limited number of reports of structural changes in the retina and choroid in acute anterior uveitis (AAU). The aim of this study was to evaluate choroidal and central foveal thicknesses during episodes of AAU.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical manifestations and treatment outcomes of syphilitic uveitis in HIV-negative patients in China: A retrospective case study.
 

Author(s): Jiang Zhu, Yuan Jiang, Yewen Shi, Bo Zheng, Zhiguo Xu, Wei Jia

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Oct;96(43):e8376.

 

Syphilitic chorioretinitis should be included in differential diagnosis of any form of ocular inflammation. A significantly higher proportion of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients with ocular syphilis as compared to HIV-negative cases have been reported in published ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Uveitis" returned 118 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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).

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The association between genetic polymorphisms of the interleukin-23 receptor gene and susceptibility to uveitis: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jae Hyun Jung, Gwan Gyu Song, Jae-Hoon Kim, Young Ho Seo, Sung Jae Choi

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Uveitis is an eye inflammatory disease, which is sometimes associated with underlying systemic disease. Interleukin-23 plays an important role in autoimmune disease. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the association between the interleukin-23 receptor (IL-23R) and susceptibility ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Infectious uveitis: An enigma.
 

Author(s): Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Avirupa Ghosh, Jyotirmay Biswas

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;24(1):2-10.

 

Infectious uveitis accounts for majority of the cases of uveitis in developing countries. It also encompasses an array of various microorganisms and their clinical presentations. Some of these infectious uveitic entities are familiar, while others are newly emerging in the global ...

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Ustekinumab (STELARA ) for the Treatment of Active Sight-Threatening Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2017

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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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