Understanding Uveitis: Causes and Clinical Clues

We dive into common and uncommon etiologies for this condition and give advice on how to come up with a proper differential diagnosis for each patient.

Uveitis Recurrence Risk Elevated After COVID-19 Vaccination

More than half of cases occurred in the early post-vaccination period, suggesting close clinical monitoring is essential for at-risk patients.

Meta-analysis Demonstrates Effective, Safe Treatment for Uveitic Macular Edema

The noninfectious form was helped by periocular and intraocular corticosteroids. Newer delivery methods have less evidence supporting their use due to the recency of their introduction.

Syphilitic Uveitis on the Rise, Study Says

Though rates are low epidemiologically at 1.5 cases per one million people, the condition disproportionately affects men, African American individuals and those in the lowest income category.

Uveitis Patients without COVID-19 Vaccine at Risk of Infection Following Steroid Use

Greater rates of hospitalization and death were found in these individuals with the noninfectious form.

Study Says Corticosteroids Not Linked to Cataracts in Severe Anterior Uveitis

In cases with grade 1+ cells, any dose can be used without increasing risk already present from the inflammation itself.

Retinal Vessel Diameters Correlate to Uveitis Activity

Dilation increased in inflamed eyes but regressed when the disease became inactive.

Proptosis, Diplopia Key Drivers of Low QoL in Thyroid Eye Disease

Explains one study, the scores for moderate to severe cases are similar or worse than conditions like blindness and uveitis.

First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Increases Risk of Uveitis Flare

This finding was more prevalent among those with previous recurrence and chronic uveitis, study finds.

Revisit a Steroid Alternative

Acthar Gel, an injectable therapy that activates melanocortin pathways, may be a saving grace for some of your patients.

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June 19, 2024

Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control
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