Inflammation can occur months after intravitreal therapy is started, and it can lead to severe vision loss. Follow these tips to screen for and manage treatment-triggered uveitis.
Optical coherence tomography and widefield fluorescein angiography can be used to quantify inflammation in uveitis. Cole Eye Institute has developed software that automatically grades the amount of inflammation on a continuous scale, allowing for more precise assessment of disease.
If wrongly treated as noninfectious, anterior viral uveitis can persist long-term, and posterior viral uveitis can cause permanent vision loss. Anterior and posterior diseases present differently, making diagnosis challenging.
Ocular syphilis is challenging to diagnose, yet essential to treat properly. This case highlights what to look for and how to treat syphilitic uveitis.
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For patients, visible symptoms of uveitis correlate with perceptions of worse physical health, according to a recent study. Ophthalmologist Sunil Srivastava, MD, and rheumatologists Rula Hajj-Ali, Joshua Hedrick, MD, explain the relationship between patient reported outcomes measures and disease activity in inflammatory eye disease.
Immunosuppressants can be scary but the case of a pseudophakic teenager with uveitis, glaucoma and diminishing vision is an example of how they can be an effective therapy ‒ if used properly.
In high-risk uveitis patients, OCTA can help identify complications early on so that treatment can be initiated, potentially preventing vision loss. OCTA is on its way to standard use in uveitis subspecialty practices.
Uveitis accounts for 10-15 percent of legal blindness in the United States. At Cleveland Clinic, multicenter collaboration, fast-track evaluation and treatment help patients avoid vision loss.