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 1023 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Epidemiology of uveitis (2013-2015) and changes in the patterns of uveitis (2004-2015) in the central Tokyo area: a retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Shintaro Shirahama, Toshikatsu Kaburaki, Hisae Nakahara, Rie Tanaka, Mitsuko Takamoto, Yujiro Fujino, Hidetoshi Kawashima, Makoto Aihara

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The distribution of uveitis varies with genetic, ethnic, geographic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Epidemiological information about the patterns of uveitis is useful when an ophthalmologist considers the diagnosis of uveitis. Therefore, it is important to identify the causes ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cataract surgery combined with micro-incision vitrectomy in patients with behcet's disease uveitis.
 

Author(s): Fang Fan, Zhiyang Jia, Kejun Li, Xiaobin Zhao, Qingmin Ma

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This study sought to report the outcomes of a combined cataract extraction, intraocular lens (IOL) insertion and micro-incision vitrectomy (MIVS) procedure for the treatment of Behcet uveitis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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The terms "Uveitis" returned 126 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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Management of Uveitis in Spondyloarthropathy: Current Trends.
 

Author(s): Nikhil Gupta, Aditi Agarwal

Journal: Perm J. 2018 ;22():.

 

Spondyloarthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease predominantly affecting joints of the axial skeleton. However, as many as 50% of patients with this disease may have extra-articular manifestations, which include uveitis; psoriasis; inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn disease ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 4 Jul 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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