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

Association between intermediate uveitis and toxocariasis in the Korean population.
 

Author(s): Jin-Woo Kwon, Yoonseob Sim, Donghyun Jee

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Feb;96(5):e5829.

 

The aim of the study was to investigate the characteristics of ocular toxocariasis (OT) presenting with intermediate uveitis in the Korean population.We studied intermediate uveitis patients using ocular and systemic evaluations and a Toxocara IgG serology test.Of 50 intermediate ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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Lack of Association between Genetic Polymorphisms of JAK-STAT Signaling Pathway Genes and Acute Anterior Uveitis in Han Chinese.
 

Author(s): Ling Cheng, Hongsong Yu, Yan Jiang, Juan He, Sisi Pu, Xin Li, Li Zhang

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():5896906.

 

Purpose. This study aimed to investigate the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of JAK-STAT signaling pathway genes and acute anterior uveitis (AAU) with or without ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the Han Chinese population. Methods. Eleven SNPs of the JAK1, ...

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2016

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A Rare Case of Tubulointerstitial Nephritis and Uveitis Syndrome Treated with a Multi-Specialty Approach.
 

Author(s): Boonkit Purt, Siri Hiremath, Sarah Smith, Sergul Erzurum, Erdal Sarac

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BACKGROUND It is important for an ophthalmologist and nephrologist to look for hidden causes of uveitis and nephritis, respectively. Delay in diagnosis leads to increased morbidity and failure to systemically manage the patient results in future recurrence of disease. It is likely ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2016

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The terms "Uveitis" returned 108 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis.
 

Author(s): Sarah L N Clarke, Ethan S Sen, Athimalaipet V Ramanan

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common rheumatic disease of childhood, with JIA-associated uveitis its most common extra-articular manifestation. JIA-associated uveitis is a potentially sight-threatening condition and thus carries a considerable risk of morbidity. ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2016

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Acute bilateral uveitis and right macular edema induced by a single infusion of zoledronic acid for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis as a substitution for oral alendronate: a case report.
 

Author(s): Yiming Tian, Rui Wang, Lianyuan Liu, Chunming Ma, Qiang Lu, Fuzai Yin

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Zoledronic acid-induced uveitis (ZAIU) is rare but severe, and has been recently considered part of an acute phase reaction. Only 15 cases have been reported since 2005. Here we describe a case with macular edema, which is the first reported case observed after long-term alendronate tolerance.

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2016

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Corticosteroid implants for chronic non-infectious uveitis.
 

Author(s): Christopher J Brady, Andrea C Villanti, Hua Andrew Law, Ehsan Rahimy, Rahul Reddy, Pamela C Sieving, Sunir J Garg, Johnny Tang

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Uveitis is a term used to describe a heterogeneous group of intraocular inflammatory diseases of the anterior, intermediate, and posterior uveal tract (iris, ciliary body, choroid). Uveitis is the fifth most common cause of vision loss in high-income countries, accounting for 5% to ...

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2016

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2017

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Grading Scale of Vitreous Haze in Patients With Uveitis Using Ultrasonography
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2015

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Open Label Study of Acthar SQ Gel Injection in Patients With Active Anterior Uveitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 10 May 2016

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