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Y Wang, L Yang, Z L Zhang
Here we reported two patients who presented with panuveitis and were transferred from ophthalmologists to rheumatologists, for both the patients had oral and genital ulcers. They were misdiagnosed with Behcet's disease at first glance. Two young males presented with acute uveitis with history of recurrent oral and genital ulcers. They initially presented with symptoms and signs resembling Behcet's disease and were treated with systemic steroids with suboptimal responses. Routine laboratory test revealed syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
October 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Dana Ahnood, Savitha Madhusudhan, Marie D Tsaloumas, Nadia K Waheed, Pearse A Keane, Alastair K Denniston
Punctate Inner Choroidopathy (PIC), an idiopathic inflammatory multifocal chorioretinopathy that predominantly affects young myopic women, appears to be relatively rare, but there is limited data to support accurate estimates of prevalence, and it is likely that the condition is under-diagnosed. The etiological relationship between PIC and other conditions within the 'white dot syndromes' group remains uncertain. We, like others, would suggest that PIC and multifocal choroiditis with panuveitis (MCP) represent a single disease process that is modified by host factors (including host immunoregulation) to cause the range of clinical phenotypes seen...
October 14, 2016: Survey of Ophthalmology
Benjamin E Bergstrom, Jean Stiles, Wendy M Townsend
OBJECTIVE: To determine the most common etiologies of panuveitis in a group of dogs, patient response to therapy, and visual outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 55 dogs diagnosed with panuveitis at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital between December 2000 and December 2015 were reviewed. Data collected included signalment, season of diagnosis, descriptions of ocular lesions, diagnostic testing, treatment protocols, etiologic diagnoses (when determined), and visual outcome...
October 12, 2016: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Yonguk Kim, Seung-Young Yu, Hyung Woo Kwak
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical manifestations and treatment outcomes of ocular syphilis in patients without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. METHODS: A total of 45 eyes from 39 patients with ocular syphilis confirmed by serologic tests were reviewed retrospectively. The included cases were all non-HIV-infected patients presenting with intraocular inflammation from 2002 to 2014 at Kyung Hee University Hospital. Medical records of 45 eyes were analyzed and included best-corrected visual acuity and ophthalmologic examination findings of the anterior and posterior segments to determine the focus of inflammation...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
Myhanh Nguyen, Jay Siak, Soon-Phaik Chee, Vo Quang Hong Diem
PURPOSE: To describe the pattern of uveitis among Vietnamese at two eye hospitals in Southern Vietnam. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 212 consecutive uveitis cases that presented to two eye hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from July 2011 to February 2015. The patients were identified from a database maintained by the hospitals. Patients with keratitis, episcleritis, orbital inflammation, post-surgical endophthalmitis, traumatic iritis, and corneal graft rejection were excluded...
October 11, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Kirollos S Hanna
PURPOSE: Pembrolizumab, a programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor, is a humanized monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of metastatic or unresectable melanoma and advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We hereby report a case of pembrolizumab-induced uveitis to increase practitioner awareness. CASE REPORT: A 78-year-old female presented with onset of panuveitis after initiation of pembrolizumab therapy for metastatic melanoma. The patient received three cycles of therapy every 21 days during which her symptoms progressively worsened...
September 26, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
Fatemeh Bazvand, Mohammad Zarei, Nazanin Ebrahimiadib, Reza Karkhaneh, Samaneh Davoudi, Mahyar Soleimanzadeh, Elaheh Sharifian, Ramak Roohipoor, Bobeck S Modjtahedi
PURPOSE: Evaluating the ocular manifestation and fundus fluorescein angiography (FA) findings of patients with Behçet's disease as well as the relationship between visual acuity and angiographic findings. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients with Behçet's disease seen at the Farabi Eye Hospital. RESULTS: Forty-six patients (92 eyes) with mean age of 33.41 ± 10.67 were included. The most frequent presenting symptom and sign were reduced vision (76%) and uveitis (87%), respectively...
August 10, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
Quan Dong Nguyen, Pauline T Merrill, W Lloyd Clark, Alay S Banker, Christine Fardeau, Pablo Franco, Phuc LeHoang, Shigeaki Ohno, Sivakumar R Rathinam, Stephan Thurau, Abu Abraham, Laura Wilson, Yang Yang, Naveed Shams
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravitreal sirolimus in the treatment of noninfectious uveitis (NIU) of the posterior segment (i.e., posterior, intermediate, or panuveitis). DESIGN: Phase III, randomized, double-masked, active-controlled, 6-month study with intravitreal sirolimus. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with active NIU of the posterior segment (intermediate, posterior, or panuveitis), defined as a vitreous haze (VH) score >1+...
September 27, 2016: Ophthalmology
Drew Dickson, Aniruddha Agarwal, Mohammad Ali Sadiq, Muhammad Hassan, Robin High, Quan Dong Nguyen, Yasir J Sepah
BACKGROUND: Conventional fundus imaging has been used to assess vitreous haze (VH) in patients with uveitis. Ultra-wide field (UWF) retinal imaging that uses scanning laser technology has not been evaluated for the detection of VH. This pilot study evaluates the ability of UWF imaging in detecting VH. Patients with intermediate, posterior, or panuveitis were examined to assess the level of VH using slit-lamp biomicroscopy. Colored fundus images were acquired using a Carl Zeiss FF450 camera...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
Rafael S Grajewski, Niusha Barahmand Pour, Katja Burian, Albert Caramoy, Bernd Kirchhof, Claus Cursiefen, Ludwig M Heindl
PURPOSE: The inappropriate immune response to harmless foreign and self-antigens is a common feature of allergy, atopy and autoimmune disease. The influence of environmental factors in the initiation of autoimmunity is not well understood. It is conceivable that immune responses to allergens may also serve as a trigger of bystander immune reactions, including autoimmunity such as uveitis. Therefore, we wanted to investigate the prevalence of allergies and atopy in patients with different types of uveitis in comparison to a control cohort...
September 29, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
Bo Li, Ricarda J Bentham, John R Gonder
INTRODUCTION: VKH disease is a chronic, bilateral, granulomatous panuveitis with potential involvement of neurological, auditory and integumentary systems. On the other hand, APMPPE is believed to be an immune-driven chorioretinal vascular disease characterized by multifocal, flat, grey-white placoid lesions at the level of the RPE. We describe a case with overlapping figures of both conditions. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 19-year-old female presented with unilateral blurry vision and was found to have clinical and IVFA findings consistent with APMPPE...
2016: SpringerPlus
Abdoul Salam Youssoufou Souley, Hamed Ould Mohamed Abdellah, Mehdi Khmamouche, Alwan Alsubari Naji, El Ouatassi Narjis Fouad Elasri, Karim Reda, Abdelbarre Oubaaz
The multiplicity of causes of uveitis makes diagnosis difficult. Determining epidemiological factors associated with uveitis allows better diagnostic orientation and facilitates therapeutic management. This is a retrospective study spanning four years from January 2012 to December 2015. We collected 105 cases with uveitis and studied its epidemiological, clinical and etiological aspects. The average age was 42 years, the most affected age group was 40-50 years. Men were more affected (57.14%) than women (42...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Quan Dong Nguyen, Mohammad Ali Sadiq, Mohamed Kamel Soliman, Aniruddha Agarwal, Diana V Do, Yasir J Sepah
PURPOSE: To determine if two different doses of intravitreal sirolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, can decrease inflammation and is safe in eyes with non-infectious posterior, intermediate, or panuveitis in the Sirolimus as a Therapeutic Approach UVEitis: Protocol-2 (SAVE-2) Study. METHODS: SAVE-2 is a prospective randomized, phase II, open-label interventional clinical trial conducted at 4 clinical centers in the United States. Eligible subjects were randomized into one of two treatments...
August 2016: Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
Michael M Altaweel, Sapna S Gangaputra, Jennifer E Thorne, James P Dunn, Susan G Elner, Glenn J Jaffe, Rosa Y Kim, P Kumar Rao, Susan B Reed, John H Kempen
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to describe a system for color photograph evaluation in uveitis and report baseline morphologic findings for the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial. Four-hundred seventy-nine eyes of 255 subjects with intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis had stereoscopic color fundus photographs obtained by certified photographers and evaluated by certified graders using standardized procedures to evaluate morphologic characteristics of uveitis...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
Jonathan J Miner, Abdoulaye Sene, Justin M Richner, Amber M Smith, Andrea Santeford, Norimitsu Ban, James Weger-Lucarelli, Francesca Manzella, Claudia Rückert, Jennifer Govero, Kevin K Noguchi, Gregory D Ebel, Michael S Diamond, Rajendra S Apte
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging flavivirus that causes congenital abnormalities and Guillain-Barré syndrome. ZIKV infection also results in severe eye disease characterized by optic neuritis, chorioretinal atrophy, and blindness in newborns and conjunctivitis and uveitis in adults. We evaluated ZIKV infection of the eye by using recently developed mouse models of pathogenesis. ZIKV-inoculated mice developed conjunctivitis, panuveitis, and infection of the cornea, iris, optic nerve, and ganglion and bipolar cells in the retina...
September 20, 2016: Cell Reports
Jennifer E Thorne, Eric Suhler, Martha Skup, Samir Tari, Dendy Macaulay, Jingdong Chao, Arijit Ganguli
Importance: Noninfectious uveitis (NIU) is a collection of intraocular inflammatory disorders that may be associated with significant visual impairment. To our knowledge, few studies have investigated NIU prevalence overall or stratified by inflammation location, severity, presence of systemic conditions, age, or sex. Objective: To estimate NIU prevalence using a large, retrospective, administrative claims database. Design, Setting, and Participants: This analysis used the OptumHealth Reporting and Insights database to estimate 2012 NIU prevalence...
September 8, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
Glenn J Jaffe, Andrew D Dick, Antoine P Brézin, Quan Dong Nguyen, Jennifer E Thorne, Philippe Kestelyn, Talin Barisani-Asenbauer, Pablo Franco, Arnd Heiligenhaus, David Scales, David S Chu, Anne Camez, Nisha V Kwatra, Alexandra P Song, Martina Kron, Samir Tari, Eric B Suhler
Background Patients with noninfectious uveitis are at risk for long-term complications of uncontrolled inflammation, as well as for the adverse effects of long-term glucocorticoid therapy. We conducted a trial to assess the efficacy and safety of adalimumab as a glucocorticoid-sparing agent for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis. Methods This multinational phase 3 trial involved adults who had active noninfectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, or panuveitis despite having received prednisone treatment for 2 or more weeks...
September 8, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Kruti P Dajee, Jennifer Landau Rossen, Monica L Bratton, Jess T Whitson, Yu-Guang He
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics and outcomes of pediatric uveitis cases at a large tertiary referral center in Dallas, TX, USA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective chart review between 2001 and 2011 to identify children with uveitis. RESULTS: A total of 46 children (68 eyes) with uveitis were identified. Sixty-seven percent were Hispanic, and the mean age was 9.2 years. The majority of cases were idiopathic (74%)...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
Sudha K Ganesh, Saurabh Mistry
PURPOSE: To analyze the outcome of phacoemulsification with primary posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) implantation without primary posterior capsulorhexis in older children with uveitis. METHODS: Retrospective study of children with uveitis who underwent phacoemulsification with IOL implantation between January 2006 and May 2014. RESULTS: Twenty-one eyes of 16 children were included. Mean age at cataract surgery was 10.9 years. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis was associated in 37...
September 6, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Rathinam Sivakumar, Vijayakumar Balakrishnan, Priya Gowri, Jeyaseelan Visalakshi
PURPOSE: To analyze the diagnostic predictive ability of clinical variables. METHODS: Demographic and clinical variables of 172 serologically proven leptospiral uveitis patients were compared with 200 controls of non-leptospiral uveitis. Multiple logistic regression analysis identified diagnostic predictors. A receiver operating characteristic curve tested the performance of the model. RESULTS: Of all variables, male gender, farming as an occupation, and clinical features such as non-granulomatous panuveitis, hypopyon, and vitreous infiltration in the absence of retinochoroiditis constituted the predictive parameters, with the sensitivity and specificity of 86% and 90...
September 6, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
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