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

Reconstitution of disrupted photoreceptor layer in uveitis associated with Behçet's disease by infliximab treatment.
 

Author(s): Masaru Takeuchi, Kozo Harimoto, Manzo Taguchi, Yutaka Sakurai

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Behçet's disease (BD)-associated uveitis causes retinal damage leading to severe visual disturbance. The early morphological changes in the retina are revealed by disappearance or disruption of the external limiting membrane (ELM), inner segment ellipsoid zone (EZ) and cone interdigitation ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Tubulointerstitial Nephritis and Uveitis Syndrome in an Elderly Man: Case Report and Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Wen-Hui Lei, Jun Xin, Xue-Ping Yu, Jie Li, Ming-Feng Mao, Jian-Song Ji, Chui-Fen Wu, Chao-Yong Zhu, Lie Jin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(47):e2101.

 

Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome is a rare disease of unknown etiology defined by the combination of tubulointerstitial nephritis, uveitis, and biochemical abnormalities. It has been reported that TINU mainly affects adolescents and young women. Here we reported ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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Case report: atypical presentation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis uveitis preceding nodular scleritis.
 

Author(s): Sunee Chansangpetch, Anita Manassakorn, Prasart Laksanaphuk, Usanee Reinprayoon

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Intraocular tuberculosis is uncommon and has various clinical presentations. Lack of specific clinical clues can make the diagnosis challenging. The purpose of this study is to report a clinical presentation of tuberculous iridocyclitis that mimics phacolytic glaucoma and has a distinctive ...

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2015

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The terms "Uveitis" returned 102 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Uveitis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: recent therapeutic advances.
 

Author(s): Jane M Wells, Justine R Smith

Journal: Ophthalmic Res.. 2015 ;54(3):124-7.

 

Uveitis is a common association of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) that has previously been characterized by poor visual prognosis with limited options for effective treatment. Since corticosteroid treatment is not a preferred long-term option for most patients with this condition, ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2015

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New Immunosuppressive Therapies in Uveitis Treatment.
 

Author(s): Salvador Mérida, Elena Palacios, Amparo Navea, Francisco Bosch-Morell

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Uveitis is an inflammatory process that initially starts in the uvea, but can also affect other adjacent eye structures, and is currently the fourth cause of blindness in developed countries. Corticoids are probably the most widespread treatment, but resorting to other immunosuppressive ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2015

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Successful Treatment with Infliximab for Refractory Uveitis in a Hemodialysis Patient with Behçet's Disease and a Review of the Literature for Infliximab Use in Patients on Hemodialysis.
 

Author(s): Izumi Kurata, Hiroto Tsuboi, Hidenori Takahashi, Saori Abe, Hiroshi Ebe, Shinya Hagiwara, Naoto Umeda, Yuya Kondo, Hiroshi Ogishima, Takeshi Suzuki, Isao Matsumoto, Sujin Hoshi, Tetsuro Oshika, Takayuki Sumida

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(12):1553-7.

 

A 36-year-old man with a 16-year history of refractory Behçet's disease (BD)-associated uveitis and chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis suffered from frequent ocular attacks despite treatment with systemic corticosteroids and cyclosporine A. Following infliximab administration, ...

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2015

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Suprachoroidal Injection of CLS-TA in Subjects With Macular Edema Associated With Non-infectious Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Study of H.P. ACTHAR Subcutaneous Gelatin (Gel)(Highly Purified Gel Injection) in Uveitis Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis; Anterior Uveitis; Intermediate Uveitis; Posterior Uveitis; Scleritis; Clinically Significant Macular Edema

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2016

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Sirolimus as Therapeutic Approach to Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 25 May 2010

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