Inflammation of the anterior uvea comprising the iris, angle structures, and the ciliary body. Manifestations of this disorder include ciliary injection, exudation into the anterior chamber, iris changes, and adhesions between the iris and lens (posterior synechiae). Intraocular pressure may be increased or reduced.
Inflammation of the choroid as well as the retina and vitreous body. Some form of visual disturbance is usually present. The most important characteristics of posterior uveitis are vitreous opacities, choroiditis, and chorioretinitis.
Inflammation of the pars plana, ciliary body, and adjacent structures.
Inflammation in which both the anterior and posterior segments of the uvea are involved and a specific focus is not apparent. It is often severe and extensive and a serious threat to vision. Causes include systemic diseases such as tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, and syphilis, as well as malignancies. The intermediate segment of the eye is not involved.
The clear, watery fluid which fills the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye. It has a refractive index lower than the crystalline lens, which it surrounds, and is involved in the metabolism of the cornea and the crystalline lens. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed, p319)
Acute or chronic inflammation of the iris and ciliary body characterized by exudates into the anterior chamber, discoloration of the iris, and constricted, sluggish pupil. Symptoms include radiating pain, photophobia, lacrimation, and interference with vision.
Intraocular infection caused mainly by pus-producing bacteria and rarely by fungi. The infection may be caused by an injury or surgical wound (exogenous) or by endogenous septic emboli in such diseases as bacterial endocarditis or meningococcemia.
Tuberculous infection of the eye, primarily the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.
Rare chronic inflammatory disease involving the small blood vessels. It is of unknown etiology and characterized by mucocutaneous ulceration in the mouth and genital region and uveitis with hypopyon. The neuro-ocular form may cause blindness and death. SYNOVITIS; THROMBOPHLEBITIS; gastrointestinal ulcerations; RETINAL VASCULITIS; and OPTIC ATROPHY may occur as well.
Inflammation of the retinal vasculature with various causes including infectious disease; LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC; MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS; BEHCET SYNDROME; and CHORIORETINITIS.
The most anterior portion of the uveal layer, separating the anterior chamber from the posterior. It consists of two layers - the stroma and the pigmented epithelium. Color of the iris depends on the amount of melanin in the stroma on reflection from the pigmented epithelium.
Disorders that are characterized by the production of antibodies that react with host tissues or immune effector cells that are autoreactive to endogenous peptides.
A syndrome characterized by bilateral granulomatous UVEITIS with IRITIS and secondary GLAUCOMA, premature ALOPECIA, symmetrical VITILIGO, poliosis circumscripta (a strand of depigmented hair), HEARING DISORDERS, and meningeal signs (neck stiffness and headache). Examination of the cerebrospinal fluid reveals a pattern consistent with MENINGITIS, ASEPTIC. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p748; Surv Ophthalmol 1995 Jan;39(4):265-292)
Arthritis of children, with onset before 16 years of age. The terms juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refer to classification systems for chronic arthritis in children. Only one subtype of juvenile arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
A specific HLA-B surface antigen subtype. Members of this subtype contain alpha chains that are encoded by the HLA-B*27 allele family.
The transparent, semigelatinous substance that fills the cavity behind the CRYSTALLINE LENS of the EYE and in front of the RETINA. It is contained in a thin hyaloid membrane and forms about four fifths of the optic globe.
Infection caused by the protozoan parasite TOXOPLASMA in which there is extensive connective tissue proliferation, the retina surrounding the lesions remains normal, and the ocular media remain clear. Chorioretinitis may be associated with all forms of toxoplasmosis, but is usually a late sequel of congenital toxoplasmosis. The severe ocular lesions in infants may lead to blindness.
A 48-Kd protein of the outer segment of the retinal rods and a component of the phototransduction cascade. Arrestin quenches G-protein activation by binding to phosphorylated photolyzed rhodopsin. Arrestin causes experimental autoimmune uveitis when injected into laboratory animals.
A ring of tissue extending from the scleral spur to the ora serrata of the RETINA. It consists of the uveal portion and the epithelial portion. The ciliary muscle is in the uveal portion and the ciliary processes are in the epithelial portion.
Inflammation of the choroid in which the sensory retina becomes edematous and opaque. The inflammatory cells and exudate may burst through the sensory retina to cloud the vitreous body.
The pigmented vascular coat of the eyeball, consisting of the CHOROID; CILIARY BODY; and IRIS, which are continuous with each other. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Infections of the eye caused by minute intracellular agents. These infections may lead to severe inflammation in various parts of the eye - conjunctiva, iris, eyelids, etc. Several viruses have been identified as the causative agents. Among these are Herpesvirus, Adenovirus, Poxvirus, and Myxovirus.
Proteins which bind with RETINOL. The retinol-binding protein found in plasma has an alpha-1 mobility on electrophoresis and a molecular weight of about 21 kDa. The retinol-protein complex (MW=80-90 kDa) circulates in plasma in the form of a protein-protein complex with prealbumin. The retinol-binding protein found in tissue has a molecular weight of 14 kDa and carries retinol as a non-covalently-bound ligand.
Infection, moderate to severe, caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses, which occurs either on the external surface of the eye or intraocularly with probable inflammation, visual impairment, or blindness.
Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.
Inflammation of the RETINA. It is rarely limited to the retina, but is commonly associated with diseases of the choroid (CHORIORETINITIS) and of the OPTIC DISK (neuroretinitis).
Diseases affecting the eye.
An idiopathic systemic inflammatory granulomatous disorder comprised of epithelioid and multinucleated giant cells with little necrosis. It usually invades the lungs with fibrosis and may also involve lymph nodes, skin, liver, spleen, eyes, phalangeal bones, and parotid glands.
A glucocorticoid derivative used topically in the treatment of various skin disorders. It is usually employed as a cream, gel, lotion, or ointment. It has also been used topically in the treatment of inflammatory eye, ear, and nose disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p732)
Inflammation of the choroid.
The space in the eye, filled with aqueous humor, bounded anteriorly by the cornea and a small portion of the sclera and posteriorly by a small portion of the ciliary body, the iris, and that part of the crystalline lens which presents through the pupil. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed, p109)
Partial or complete opacity on or in the lens or capsule of one or both eyes, impairing vision or causing blindness. The many kinds of cataract are classified by their morphology (size, shape, location) or etiology (cause and time of occurrence). (Dorland, 27th ed)
Mild to fulminant necrotizing vaso-occlusive retinitis associated with a high incidence of retinal detachment and poor vision outcome.
Bleeding in the anterior chamber of the eye.
Diseases of domestic and wild horses of the species Equus caballus.
Form of granulomatous uveitis occurring in the region of the pars plana. This disorder is a common condition with no detectable focal pathology. It causes fibrovascular proliferation at the inferior ora serrata.
A chronic inflammatory condition affecting the axial joints, such as the SACROILIAC JOINT and other intervertebral or costovertebral joints. It occurs predominantly in young males and is characterized by pain and stiffness of joints (ANKYLOSIS) with inflammation at tendon insertions.
The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.
The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Granulomatous uveitis which follows in one eye after a penetrating injury to the other eye; the secondarily affected eye is called the sympathizing eye, and the injured eye is called the exciting or activating eye.
Infections in the inner or external eye caused by microorganisms belonging to several families of bacteria. Some of the more common genera found are Haemophilus, Neisseria, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Chlamydia.
Agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action. Classical cytotoxic immunosuppressants act by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Others may act through activation of T-CELLS or by inhibiting the activation of HELPER CELLS. While immunosuppression has been brought about in the past primarily to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, new applications involving mediation of the effects of INTERLEUKINS and other CYTOKINES are emerging.
Visualization of a vascular system after intravenous injection of a fluorescein solution. The images may be photographed or televised. It is used especially in studying the retinal and uveal vasculature.
The concave interior of the eye, consisting of the retina, the choroid, the sclera, the optic disk, and blood vessels, seen by means of the ophthalmoscope. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Fluid accumulation in the outer layer of the MACULA LUTEA that results from intraocular or systemic insults. It may develop in a diffuse pattern where the macula appears thickened or it may acquire the characteristic petaloid appearance referred to as cystoid macular edema. Although macular edema may be associated with various underlying conditions, it is most commonly seen following intraocular surgery, venous occlusive disease, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, and posterior segment inflammatory disease. (From Survey of Ophthalmology 2004; 49(5) 470-90)
Substances that reduce or suppress INFLAMMATION.
Inflammation of the joints of the SPINE, the intervertebral articulations.
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
Tumors or cancer of the EYE.
Refers to any inflammation of the sclera including episcleritis, a benign condition affecting only the episclera, which is generally short-lived and easily treated. Classic scleritis, on the other hand, affects deeper tissue and is characterized by higher rates of visual acuity loss and even mortality, particularly in necrotizing form. Its characteristic symptom is severe and general head pain. Scleritis has also been associated with systemic collagen disease. Etiology is unknown but is thought to involve a local immune response. Treatment is difficult and includes administration of anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agents such as corticosteroids. Inflammation of the sclera may also be secondary to inflammation of adjacent tissues, such as the conjunctiva.
Endogenous tissue constituents that have the ability to interact with AUTOANTIBODIES and cause an immune response.
A group of CORTICOSTEROIDS that affect carbohydrate metabolism (GLUCONEOGENESIS, liver glycogen deposition, elevation of BLOOD SUGAR), inhibit ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secretion, and possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity. They also play a role in fat and protein metabolism, maintenance of arterial blood pressure, alteration of the connective tissue response to injury, reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes, and functioning of the central nervous system.
Abnormally low intraocular pressure often related to chronic inflammation (uveitis).
Toxins closely associated with the living cytoplasm or cell wall of certain microorganisms, which do not readily diffuse into the culture medium, but are released upon lysis of the cells.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Removal of the whole or part of the vitreous body in treating endophthalmitis, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, intraocular foreign bodies, and some types of glaucoma.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
Infections with bacteria of the genus LEPTOSPIRA.
A republic in western Africa, south of GUINEA and west of LIBERIA. Its capital is Freetown.
Virus infection of the Gasserian ganglion and its nerve branches characterized by pain and vesicular eruptions with much swelling. Ocular involvement is usually heralded by a vesicle on the tip of the nose. This area is innervated by the nasociliary nerve.
A glucocorticoid with the general properties of the corticosteroids. It is the drug of choice for all conditions in which routine systemic corticosteroid therapy is indicated, except adrenal deficiency states.
The administration of substances into the eye with a hypodermic syringe.
A procedure in which fluid is withdrawn from a body cavity or organ via a trocar and cannula, needle, or other hollow instrument.
Heterogeneous group of arthritic diseases sharing clinical and radiologic features. They are associated with the HLA-B27 ANTIGEN and some with a triggering infection. Most involve the axial joints in the SPINE, particularly the SACROILIAC JOINT, but can also involve asymmetric peripheral joints. Subsets include ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS; REACTIVE ARTHRITIS; PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS; and others.
Visual impairments limiting one or more of the basic functions of the eye: visual acuity, dark adaptation, color vision, or peripheral vision. These may result from EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; VISUAL PATHWAY diseases; OCCIPITAL LOBE diseases; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS; and other conditions (From Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p132).
Lipid-containing polysaccharides which are endotoxins and important group-specific antigens. They are often derived from the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria and induce immunoglobulin secretion. The lipopolysaccharide molecule consists of three parts: LIPID A, core polysaccharide, and O-specific chains (O ANTIGENS). When derived from Escherichia coli, lipopolysaccharides serve as polyclonal B-cell mitogens commonly used in laboratory immunology. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A pathologic process consisting in the formation of pus.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
The application of drug preparations to the surfaces of the body, especially the skin (ADMINISTRATION, CUTANEOUS) or mucous membranes. This method of treatment is used to avoid systemic side effects when high doses are required at a localized area or as an alternative systemic administration route, to avoid hepatic processing for example.
The removal of a cataractous CRYSTALLINE LENS from the eye.
Inflammation of the iris characterized by circumcorneal injection, aqueous flare, keratotic precipitates, and constricted and sluggish pupil along with discoloration of the iris.
The front third of the eyeball that includes the structures between the front surface of the cornea and the front of the VITREOUS BODY.
The selectively permeable barrier, in the EYE, formed by the nonpigmented layer of the EPITHELIUM of the CILIARY BODY, and the ENDOTHELIUM of the BLOOD VESSELS of the IRIS. TIGHT JUNCTIONS joining adjacent cells keep the barrier between cells continuous.
Mild to severe infections of the eye and its adjacent structures (adnexa) by adult or larval protozoan or metazoan parasites.
Pregnane derivatives containing two double bonds anywhere within the ring structures.
Introduction of substances into the body using a needle and syringe.
A genus of aerobic, helical spirochetes, some species of which are pathogenic, others free-living or saprophytic.
A form of malignant cancer which occurs within the eyeball.
A specific HLA-B surface antigen subtype. Members of this subtype contain alpha chains that are encoded by the HLA-B*51 allele family.
Inflammation of the interstitial tissue of the kidney. This term is generally used for primary inflammation of KIDNEY TUBULES and/or surrounding interstitium. For primary inflammation of glomerular interstitium, see GLOMERULONEPHRITIS. Infiltration of the inflammatory cells into the interstitial compartment results in EDEMA, increased spaces between the tubules, and tubular renal dysfunction.
The inability to see or the loss or absence of perception of visual stimuli. This condition may be the result of EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; OPTIC CHIASM diseases; or BRAIN DISEASES affecting the VISUAL PATHWAYS or OCCIPITAL LOBE.
An aseptic, inflammatory arthritis developing secondary to a primary extra-articular infection, most typically of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT or UROGENITAL SYSTEM. The initiating trigger pathogens are usually SHIGELLA; SALMONELLA; YERSINIA; CAMPYLOBACTER; or CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS. Reactive arthritis is strongly associated with HLA-B27 ANTIGEN.
Agents that dilate the pupil. They may be either sympathomimetics or parasympatholytics.
Large, hoofed mammals of the family EQUIDAE. Horses are active day and night with most of the day spent seeking and consuming food. Feeding peaks occur in the early morning and late afternoon, and there are several daily periods of rest.
Insertion of an artificial lens to replace the natural CRYSTALLINE LENS after CATARACT EXTRACTION or to supplement the natural lens which is left in place.
A polysymptomatic condition believed by clinical ecologists to result from immune dysregulation induced by common foods, allergens, and chemicals, resulting in various physical and mental disorders. The medical community has remained largely skeptical of the existence of this "disease", given the plethora of symptoms attributed to environmental illness, the lack of reproducible laboratory abnormalities, and the use of unproven therapies to treat the condition. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
A dull or sharp painful sensation associated with the outer or inner structures of the eyeball, having different causes.
An ocular disease, occurring in many forms, having as its primary characteristics an unstable or a sustained increase in the intraocular pressure which the eye cannot withstand without damage to its structure or impairment of its function. The consequences of the increased pressure may be manifested in a variety of symptoms, depending upon type and severity, such as excavation of the optic disk, hardness of the eyeball, corneal anesthesia, reduced visual acuity, seeing of colored halos around lights, disturbed dark adaptation, visual field defects, and headaches. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
The thin, highly vascular membrane covering most of the posterior of the eye between the RETINA and SCLERA.
Serum glycoprotein produced by activated MACROPHAGES and other mammalian MONONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES. It has necrotizing activity against tumor cell lines and increases ability to reject tumor transplants. Also known as TNF-alpha, it is only 30% homologous to TNF-beta (LYMPHOTOXIN), but they share TNF RECEPTORS.
The surgical removal of the eyeball leaving the eye muscles and remaining orbital contents intact.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
A light-sensitive neuroendocrine organ attached to the roof of the THIRD VENTRICLE of the brain. The pineal gland secretes MELATONIN, other BIOGENIC AMINES and NEUROPEPTIDES.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
A derivative of PREDNISOLONE with high glucocorticoid activity and low mineralocorticoid activity. Absorbed through the skin faster than FLUOCINONIDE, it is used topically in treatment of PSORIASIS but may cause marked adrenocortical suppression.
A specialized transport barrier, in the EYE, formed by the retinal pigment EPITHELIUM, and the ENDOTHELIUM of the BLOOD VESSELS of the RETINA. TIGHT JUNCTIONS joining adjacent cells keep the barrier between cells continuous.
Substances that are recognized by the immune system and induce an immune reaction.
Technique using an instrument system for making, processing, and displaying one or more measurements on individual cells obtained from a cell suspension. Cells are usually stained with one or more fluorescent dyes specific to cell components of interest, e.g., DNA, and fluorescence of each cell is measured as it rapidly transverses the excitation beam (laser or mercury arc lamp). Fluorescence provides a quantitative measure of various biochemical and biophysical properties of the cell, as well as a basis for cell sorting. Other measurable optical parameters include light absorption and light scattering, the latter being applicable to the measurement of cell size, shape, density, granularity, and stain uptake.
A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS, NON-STEROIDAL) similar in mode of action to INDOMETHACIN.
Subset of helper-inducer T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete interleukin-2, gamma-interferon, and interleukin-12. Due to their ability to kill antigen-presenting cells and their lymphokine-mediated effector activity, Th1 cells are associated with vigorous delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions.
A proinflammatory cytokine produced primarily by T-LYMPHOCYTES or their precursors. Several subtypes of interleukin-17 have been identified, each of which is a product of a unique gene.
Insoluble polymers of TYROSINE derivatives found in and causing darkness in skin (SKIN PIGMENTATION), hair, and feathers providing protection against SUNBURN induced by SUNLIGHT. CAROTENES contribute yellow and red coloration.
Suppurative inflammation of the tissues of the internal structures of the eye frequently associated with an infection.

IL-4 and IL-10 are both required for the induction of oral tolerance. (1/1070)

Protection from the development of experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) can be induced by feeding mice interphotoreceptor retinoid binding protein before uveitogenic challenge with the same protein. Two different regimens are equally effective in inducing protective tolerance, although they seem to do so through different mechanisms: one involving regulatory cytokines (IL-4, IL-10, and TGF-beta), and the other with minimal involvement of cytokines. Here we studied the importance of IL-4 and IL-10 for the development of oral tolerance using mice genetically engineered to lack either one or both of these cytokines. In these animals we were able to protect against EAU only through the regimen inducing cytokine-independent tolerance. When these animals were fed a regimen that in the wild-type animal is thought to predominantly induce regulatory cells and is associated with cytokine secretion, they were not protected from EAU. Interestingly, both regimens were associated with reduced IL-2 production and proliferation in response to interphotoreceptor retinoid binding protein. These findings indicate that both IL-4 and IL-10 are required for induction of protective oral tolerance dependent on regulatory cytokines, and that one cytokine cannot substitute for the other in this process. These data also underscore the fact that oral tolerance, manifested as suppression of proliferation and IL-2 production, is not synonymous with protection from disease.  (+info)

Pregnancy ameliorates induction and expression of experimental autoimmune uveitis. (2/1070)

Female patients suffering from autoimmune uveitis are reported to experience a temporary remission during pregnancy. Experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) is a model for human uveitis. Here we examine the effect of pregnancy on the development of EAU and its associated immunological responses. Susceptible C57BL/6 mice were immunized with interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP). EAU scores and Ag-specific responses were evaluated 21 days later. Mice immunized during pregnancy developed significantly less EAU than nonpregnant controls. Their lymph node cells and splenocytes produced a distinct pattern of cytokines in response to IRBP: reduced IFN-gamma and IL-12 p40, but unchanged levels of TNF-alpha, IL-4, IL-5, and IL-10. Anti-IRBP Ab isotypes revealed an up-regulation of IgG1, indicating a possible Th2 bias at the humoral level. Ag-specific proliferation and delayed hypersensitivity, as well as mitogen-induced IFN-gamma production, remained undiminished, arguing against an overall immune deficit. Interestingly, pregnant mice that received an infusion of IRBP-primed lymphoid cells from nonpregnant donors also developed reduced EAU, suggesting that pregnancy suppresses not only the generation, but also the function of mature uveitogenic effector T cells. Pregnant mice at the time of immunization exhibited elevated levels of TGF-beta, but not of IL-10, in the serum. We suggest that protection from EAU during pregnancy is due primarily to a selective reduction of Ag-specific Th1 responses with only marginal enhancement of Th2 function, and that these effects may in part be secondary to elevated systemic levels of TGF-beta.  (+info)

Protective effect of the type IV phosphodiesterase inhibitor rolipram in EAU: protection is independent of IL-10-inducing activity. (3/1070)

PURPOSE: Experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU) is a cell-mediated model of retinal autoimmunity that is negatively regulated by interleukin (IL)-10. The antidepressant drug rolipram, a type IV phosphodiesterase inhibitor, enhances IL-10 production by monocyte/macrophages. The effect of rolipram on induction of EAU and its associated immunologic responses was investigated. METHODS: Mice were challenged for EAU induction by immunization with the retinal antigen interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP) or by adoptive transfer of uveitogenic T cells and were treated with rolipram. EAU severity and immunologic responses to IRBP were analyzed. In addition, the effect of rolipram added to the culture on antigen-driven responses of primed lymph node cells was tested. RESULTS: Rolipram treatment from days -1 to 7 after immunization (afferent phase) was not protective, but severity of EAU was reduced to 50% by treatment from days 8 to 16 after immunization or when EAU was induced by adoptive transfer (efferent phase). Antigen-specific proliferation and interferon (IFN)-gamma production ex vivo by lymph node cells of protected mice were not reduced. However, the addition of rolipram directly to the culture suppressed IRBP-driven proliferation and IFN-gamma production by primed lymph node cells. Freshly explanted lymph node cells of treated mice showed inhibition of IFN-gamma mRNA but no parallel enhancement of IL-10 mRNA by quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Rolipram inhibited EAU in IL-10 knockout mice equally well compared with controls and suppressed their primed lymph node cells in culture. CONCLUSIONS: Rolipram appears to inhibit the expansion and effector function of uveitogenic T cells, raising the possibility that it may be useful for treatment of established disease. Contrary to expectations based on in vitro studies, the protective effects in vivo appear to be independent of IL-10. The observation that suppression of antigen-specific responses is demonstrable only in the physical presence of the drug suggests that, in a clinical setting, continuous administration of rolipram might be needed to sustain its therapeutic effect.  (+info)

Mice deficient in inducible nitric oxide synthase are susceptible to experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis. (4/1070)

PURPOSE: Nitric oxide (NO) is an important mediator of inflammatory tissue damage. The present study addresses the question whether inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and consequently the ability to upregulate NO, is required to effect the pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU) in mice. METHODS: Mice with a homologous disruption of the iNOS gene (iNOS KO) were evaluated for their ability to develop EAU and associated cellular responses after immunization with the interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein. EAU was determined by histopathology 21 days after uveitogenic immunization, and antigen-specific cellular responses were assessed by delayed type hypersensitivity and lymphocyte proliferation. RESULTS: iNOS knockout (iNOS KO) mice developed EAU with scores similar to wild-type mice and exhibited good cellular responses to the immunizing antigen. CONCLUSIONS: A functional iNOS gene is not necessary for EAU pathogenesis. Therefore, upregulation of NO is not required to mediate autoimmune tissue damage in the eye.  (+info)

Identification of genomic regions controlling experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis in rats. (5/1070)

The present study attempts to identify specific genetic loci contributing to experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU) susceptibility in F2 progeny of resistant Fischer (F344/N) and susceptible Lewis (LEW/N) inbred rats. F2 progeny of F344/N x LEW/N inbred rats were immunized with the R16 peptide of interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP). A genome-wide scan was conducted using 125 simple sequence length polymorphism markers in selected F2 animals that developed severe eye disease or remained unaffected to identify phenotype:genotype co-segregation. The F2 population (n = 1287) demonstrated a wide range of histologically assessed EAU scores (assessed on a scale of 0-4). The disease incidence and severity were not consistent with a simple Mendelian inheritance model. Of the F2 hybrid rats, 60% developed EAU, implying the existence of a potent susceptibility locus with incomplete penetrance associated with the LEW genome or a more complex polygenic model of inheritance. Two genomic regions, on chromosomes 4 and 12, showed strong genetic linkage to the EAU phenotype (P < 0.0016), suggesting the presence of susceptibility loci in these chromosomal regions. In conclusion, we have identified two genomic candidate intervals from D4Arb8 to D4Mit17 on chromosome 4 and from the chromosome end to D12Arb8 on chromosome 12, that appear to influence EAU susceptibility in LEW/F344 rats. Further analysis of these genomic regions may lead to identification of the susceptibility genes and to characterization of their function.  (+info)

Iris crystals in chronic uveitis. (6/1070)

AIMS: To analyse the unusual physical sign of iris crystals occurring in patients with uveitis. METHODS: Demographic details and clinical features were documented in 24 patients with chronic uveitis and iris crystals. Plasma immunoglobulin subclasses were measured, and a histopathological review of iridectomy specimens from 33 patients with chronic uveitis was also undertaken. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 38 years, with a slight preponderance of females. 17 patients had Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis although a number of other uveitis entities were represented. There was no correlation between severity of clinical signs and presence of iris crystals. Over a mean follow up period of 15 months no significant change in the number, size, or position of the crystals was seen except in four patients who underwent intraocular surgery. Only three patients had raised plasma IgG1. The review of the histology of iridectomy specimens failed to show evidence of Russell body formation in any patient. CONCLUSIONS: Iris crystals appear to be rare but may be underreported as they are small and can easily be missed. They are likely to be associated with disease processes in which there is active immunoglobulin production within the anterior chamber, such as Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis.  (+info)

Immunopathology of pineal glands from horses with uveitis. (7/1070)

PURPOSE: Pinealitis accompanying uveitis is well established in laboratory models of experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis. In naturally occurring uveitis, pinealitis has been demonstrated in the pineal gland from a mare with active uveitis and is suspected in some human uveitides. We have evaluated pineal glands from horses with various stages of uveitis for signs of immunopathology accompanying spontaneous uveitis. METHODS: Pineal glands from 10 horses with uveitis and from 13 horses without uveitis were evaluated for histochemical (H&E, collagen) and immunohistochemical (MHC class II antigen expression, infiltration of T and B lymphocytes, and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and vimentin upregulation) evidence of inflammation. RESULTS: Septal areas of pineal glands from horses with uveitis had clusters of MHC class II antigen-expressing cells, T lymphocytes, and enhanced collagen deposition. These changes were not as readily observed in pineal glands from horses without uveitis. B lymphocytes were detected only in the pineal gland from the one mare with active uveitis in which T and B lymphocytes were organized into follicles. No differences in GFAP or vimentin immunoreactivity were noted in pineal glands from horses with or without uveitis. CONCLUSIONS: These pineal gland changes suggest that the pinealitis associated with equine uveitis is transient just as the uveitis of these horses is recurrent. Study of pineal glands from horses with clinically documented uveitis allows demonstration of subtle pineal changes associated with natural uveitis. Similar changes would be difficult to document in human patient populations.  (+info)

Treatment of noninfectious intermediate and posterior uveitis with the humanized anti-Tac mAb: a phase I/II clinical trial. (8/1070)

To evaluate the safety and potential therapeutic activity of humanized anti-IL-2 receptor mAb (Daclizumab) therapy in the treatment of patients with severe, sight-threatening, intermediate and posterior noninfectious uveitis, a nonrandomized, open-label, pilot study was performed. Patients with uveitis were treated with a minimum of 20 mg of prednisone, cyclosporine, antimetabolites, or any combination of these agents were eligible. Patients were weaned off their systemic immunosuppressive agents according to a standardized schedule, while ultimately receiving Daclizumab infusions every 4 weeks. Anti-IL-2 receptor antibody therapy, given intravenously with intervals of up to 4 weeks in lieu of standard immunosuppressive therapy, appeared to prevent the expression of severe sight-threatening intraocular inflammatory disease in 8 of 10 patients treated over a 12-month period, with noted improvements in visual acuity. One patient met a primary endpoint with a loss of vision of 10 letters or more from baseline in one eye and another patient discontinued therapy because of evidence of increased ocular inflammation. All patients were able to tolerate the study medications without the need for dose reduction. We report effective long-term use of anti-IL-2 therapy for an autoimmune indication. These initial findings would suggest that anti-IL-2 receptor therapy may be an effective therapeutic approach for uveitis and, by implication, other disorders with a predominant Th1 profile.  (+info)

Inflammatory eye disease (uveitis) can develop as a complication in children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Children and adults who have JIA can develop cataracts, glaucoma, corneal degeneration (band keratopathy), or vision loss.. The incidence of eye disease is 2 to 34 out of 100 children who have JIA.footnote 1 It is most common in oligoarticular and RF-negative polyarticular forms of the disease. Eye disease associated with JIA often has no symptoms, although blurred vision may be an early sign. To prevent eye problems from progressing to the point that vision loss occurs, regular eye examinations by an ophthalmologist are very important for children who have JIA. Eye disease develops in about 30 out of 100 children who have oligoarticular JIA, particularly children who have a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) test result.footnote 2. Early detection and treatment of inflammatory eye disease gives a child the best chance of a good outcome. Discuss the appropriate examination ...
BACKGROUND: Uveitis is a term used to describe a heterogeneous group of intraocular inflammatory diseases of the anterior, intermediate, and posterior uveal tract (iris, ciliary body, choroid). Uveitis is the fifth most common cause of vision loss in high-income countries, accounting for 5% to 20% of legal blindness, with the highest incidence of disease in the working-age population.Corticosteroids are the mainstay of acute treatment for all anatomical subtypes of non-infectious uveitis and can be administered orally, topically with drops or ointments, by periocular (around the eye) or intravitreal (inside the eye) injection, or by surgical implantation. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of steroid implants in people with chronic non-infectious posterior uveitis, intermediate uveitis, and panuveitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (Issue 10, 2015), Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid MEDLINE In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citations,
TY - JOUR. T1 - Challenges of childhood uveitis. AU - Abdwani, Reem. PY - 2009/12/1. Y1 - 2009/12/1. N2 - Chronic uveitis is a rare, but potentially sight-threatening disease. The most common cause of chronic non-infectious uveitis is idiopathic uveitis. However, some systemic diseases are associated with chronic uveitis in children and are discussed. Chronic uveitis merits special consideration in children. The unique differences in children are highlighted with special consideration for the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges encountered in their management. While corticosteroids remain the mainstay of initial therapy, a wide range of immunosuppressive agents have been used with variable success. The role of immonomodulatory agents such as methotrexate, cyclosproin and some of the new biologic agents such as etanecept, infliximab, adalimumab are reviewed. Successful outcomes may be achieved with appropriate immunosuppressant therapy when given early in the disease, although clinical trials ...
Inflammatory eye disease: iritis, uveitis, sarcoidosis, Fuchs Heterochomic Iridocyclitis, pemphigoid, ocular toxoplasmosis & ocular graft v host disease.
Alpharetta, Ga.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Clearside Biomedical, Inc. today announced the eight-week ongoing observations in patients with non-infectious uveitis.. In the phase 1/2 clinical study, eight patients diagnosed with non-infectious uveitis at three U.S. study centers received a single suprachoroidal injection of a formulation of preservative-free triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension using Clearsides proprietary microinjector. Of the eight patients treated in the trial, seven were experiencing macular edema at the time of treatment and were therefore evaluated for change in retinal thickness after the injection. All seven of these patients achieved clinically meaningful reduction in retinal thickness of at least 50 microns from their respective baselines at week 8. Five of these seven patients experienced a reduction in retinal thickness to below 310 microns, which represents the maximum retinal thickness for approximately 95% of the population with normal retinas. Regarding ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Development of experimental autoimmune uveitis. T2 - efficient recruitment of monocytes is independent of CCR2. AU - Dagkalis, Athanasios. AU - Wallace, Carol. AU - Xu, Heping. AU - Liebau, Sebastian. AU - Manivannan, Ayyakkannu. AU - Stone, Michael A.. AU - Mack, Matthias. AU - Liversidge, Janet. AU - Crane, Isabel J.. PY - 2009/9. Y1 - 2009/9. N2 - PURPOSE. Macrophages are major contributors to the damage occurring in the retina in experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU). CCR2 may be needed for efficient recruitment of monocytes to an inflammatory site, and the aim of this study was to determine whether this was the case in EAU.METHODS. EAU was induced and graded in C57BL/6J and CCR2(-/-) mice. Macrophage infiltration and CCR2 expression were assessed using immunohistochemistry. Retinas were examined for MCP-1 expression using RT-PCR. Rolling and infiltration of labeled bone marrow monocytes at the inflamed retinal vasculature were examined by scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and ...
Objectives This study aimed to investigate the levels of eleven oral species in plaque samples and cytokine levels in biofluid samples of patients with idiopathic uveitis (IU) and systemically healthy individuals (H) with or without gingival inflammation. Materials and Methods Twenty-one patients with IU (n=21), and twenty-two systemically healthy individuals (n=22) were enrolled in the study. Clinical periodontal measurements were recorded. Cytokine levels in the biofluid samples were determined by ELISA. Bacteria gene copy numbers were determined by qPCR on plaque microbial DNA preparations. Results According to two-step cluster analysis, ANOVA and t-test: GCF, serum and salivary TNF-α, IL-17A, IL-17A/E; GCF and serum IL-6; salivary IL-17F and salivary, serum IL-17A/F levels were higher in the IU group than the H group (p,0.05). However, serum IL-10 and IL-17E levels were higher in the H group than the IU group (p,0.05). A. actinomycetemcomitans, F. nucleatum, S. oralis, A. naeslundi and V. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Nibbling away at the diagnosis of idiopathic uveitis. AU - Rosenbaum, James T.. PY - 2015/2/1. Y1 - 2015/2/1. UR - UR - U2 - 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.4272. DO - 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.4272. M3 - Short survey. C2 - 25356928. AN - SCOPUS:84922952376. VL - 133. SP - 146. EP - 147. JO - JAMA Ophthalmology. JF - JAMA Ophthalmology. SN - 2168-6165. IS - 2. ER - ...
Purpose : Epigenetic modulation of histone and non-histone proteins plays a key role in regulating gene transcription. Histone acetylation is regulated by histone acetyltransferases (HATs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs). In recent years, HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) have emerged as potential therapeutics for reversing aberrant epigenetic changes, particularly as antitumor agents. At lower concentrations, HDACis have been shown to be anti-inflammatory and are thus gaining interest within the immunology field. Givinostat (ITF2357) is a pan-HDACi that is efficacious in refractory leukaemias. Little is known about the effects of Givinostat in an autoimmune setting. Therefore, we tested its effects in leukocytes from healthy controls and non-infectious uveitis patients. Methods : CD4+ T cells isolated from healthy controls (n=6) and uveitis patients (Sarcoidosis, Behçets and VKH; n=14) were cultured with anti CD3/CD28 and Givinostat (50-200nM). Post culture proliferation, cytokine production (IL-17, ...
Retrospective cohort study. VA (as logMAR equivalent) and other characteristics of patients with non-infectious uveitis managed at 5 academic ocular inflammation clinics were abstracted via standardized chart reviews. All visits using the same VA testing method as used at the initial visit (with correction or without correction) were binned into baseline, first 3 months, then 6 month intervals to 3 years, and 1 year intervals to 5 years. Visits within 30 days following surgical procedures were excluded. Linear mixed models evaluated the association of demographic and clinical characteristics with VA, and separately using inverse probability of censoring weights to correct for missing follow-up visits, the mean VA over time within different types of uveitis.. ...
This is a Phase 3, randomized, masked, sham-controlled, multicenter study to assess the safety and efficacy of 4 mg of CLS-TA administered via suprachoroidal injection compared to a sham injection procedure in the treatment of subjects with macular edema associated with non-infectious uveitis.. Qualified subjects will be randomized to receive two suprachoroidal injections of CLS-TA administered to the study eye or two sham injection procedures administered to the study eye approximately 12 weeks apart (Visit 2 and Visit 5). Follow-up visits will be conducted monthly up to 24 weeks (Visit 8). ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Adalimumab in Active and Inactive, Non-Infectious Uveitis. T2 - Global Results from the VISUAL I and VISUAL II Trials. AU - Goto, Hiroshi. AU - Zako, Masahiro. AU - Namba, Kenichi. AU - Hashida, Noriyasu. AU - Kaburaki, Toshikatsu. AU - Miyazaki, Masanori. AU - Sonoda, Koh Hei. AU - Abe, Toshiaki. AU - Mizuki, Nobuhisa. AU - Kamoi, Koju. AU - Brézin, Antoine P.. AU - Dick, Andrew D.. AU - Jaffe, Glenn J.. AU - Nguyen, Quan Dong. AU - Inomata, Noritaka. AU - Kwatra, Nisha V.. AU - Camez, Anne. AU - Song, Alexandra P.. AU - Kron, Martina. AU - Tari, Samir. AU - Ohno, Shigeaki. N1 - Funding Information: AbbVie Inc. funded the VISUAL studies (NCT01138657 and NCT01124838), contributed to the study design, research, analysis, data collection, interpretation of data, and writing, reviewing, and approving of the publication. Medical writing support was provided by Gaurav Patki, PhD, of AbbVie.. PY - 2019/1/2. Y1 - 2019/1/2. N2 - Purpose: Report global adalimumab safety and efficacy ...
Childhood uveitis is a collection of chronic rare inflammatory eye disorders which result in visual loss in at least one eye of one fifth of affected children. Despite the introduction of novel systemic immunochemotherapies, it remains a blinding disease. We have undertaken a systematic review of outcome measures used in interventional trials of children with, or at risk of uveitis, in order to investigate metric quality and heterogeneity, as possible barriers to the translation of clinical research into improved outcomes. Systematic review of trials registered within databases approved by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Eligible trials for were those which involved participants aged under 18 years with or at risk of non-infectious uveitis. Data on date of study commencement, uveitis site, inclusion age criteria, and outcome measure characteristics including type, dimension and quality were extracted independently by two authors. Quality was determined using the
TY - JOUR. T1 - Systemic immunosuppressive agents were used by 85.7% and 78.5% of patients, respectively. Over time, patients with ANCA-positive vasculitis experienced 2.75-fold higher mortality than other patients with inflammatory eye disease. Ocular disease in patients with ANCA-positive vasculitis. AU - Watkins, Angela S.. AU - Kempen, John H.. AU - Choi, Dongseok. AU - Liesegang, Teresa L.. AU - Pujari, S. S.. AU - Newcomb, Craig. AU - Nussenblatt, Robert B.. AU - Rosenbaum, James T.. AU - Thorne, Jennifer. AU - Foster, C. Stephen. AU - Jabs, Douglas. AU - Levy-Clarke, Grace A.. AU - Suhler, Eric B.. AU - Smith, Justine R.. PY - 2010/3. Y1 - 2010/3. N2 - Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-positive vasculitis-the term recently applied to Wegeners granulomatosis-is a rare multi-system inflammation characterized by necrotizing granulomas and vasculitis. We investigated the ocular manifestations of this disease in a group of patients drawn from five inflammatory eye disease clinics ...
• Experimental autoimmune uveitis was observed following the adoptive transfer of T cell lymphocytes (T cells) from Lewis rats previously immunized with a small
UVEITIS RESOURCE CENTER Q & A With Steven Yeh, MD Considerations in Chronic Uveitis Treatment STEVEN YEH, MD, EMORY EYE CLINIC Thomas Albini, MD, moderator of the Uveitis Resource Center, spoke with Steven Yeh, MD, of the Emory Eye Clinic, about local treatment options for patients with chronic uveitis. Their conversation follows: Thomas Albini, MD: Complications of long-term systemic steroid use are a serious concern. What are appropriate long-term systemic steroid doses? Steven Yeh, MD: Cortical steroids remain a mainstay of therapy for active non-infectious uveitis. For active disease, we will consider .5mg to 1mg per kg as a starting dose, and then we taper according to the level of disease activity aiming for complete lack of inflammation or complete disease inactivity. We try to reduce the steroids to less than 7.5 mg to 10 mg by three months of therapy, and if were not able to do that then well consider alternative agents, including systemic steroid sparing medications, local sustained ...
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Chen, Xiangting, Chinnery, Holly R., Kezic, Jelena, Sidhu, Manpreet, Bernard, Claude, Forrester, John V. and McMenamin, Paul G. 2012, In vivo imaging of experimental autoimmune uveitis disease progression in Cx3cr1-GFP and CD11c-YFP mice, in ARVO 2012 : Proceedings of the 2012 Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology Conference, ARVO, [Fort Lauderdale, Flo.], pp. 1-1. ...
|P|Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) is the most common cause of blindness in horses and is believed to affect approximately 10% of the equine population. The exact cause of ERU remains unclear, although researchers have shown that recurrent bouts of inflammation involving activated T-cells (cells largely responsible for cell-mediated immunity) lead to ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Long-term outcome after implantation of a suprachoroidal cyclosporine drug delivery device in horses with recurrent uveitis. AU - Gilger, Brian C.. AU - Wilkie, David A.. AU - Clode, Allison B.. AU - McMullen, Richard J.. AU - Utter, Mary. AU - Komaromy, Andras M.. AU - Brooks, Dennis E.. AU - Salmon, Jacklin H.. PY - 2010/9/1. Y1 - 2010/9/1. N2 - Objective: To determine the long-term efficacy, complications, and duration of effect of a cyclosporine (CsA) suprachoroidal implant (CSI) in horses with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU). Methods: Horses with ERU were treated with a 6-mm diameter, 25 mg, reservoir matrix CsA implant in the deep sclera adjacent to the suprachoroidal space. Horses with follow-up ,1 year were examined for frequency of uveitis episodes, complications, and vision at last recheck. Results: Data from 151 eyes of 133 horses from the USA and Europe that had CsA devices implanted for ERU were reviewed. Follow-up time ranged from 13 to 85 months after surgery, with ...
Inflammation can affect any art of the eye. Most commonly, the vascular layers of the eye are affected; the iris, ciliary body and choirod, which are collectively called Uvea. Inflammation in these structures is called Uveitis. Ocular inflammation can occur in association with a general systemic condition, infection or injury. However, often no cause is found.
Although rheumatologists are comfortable diagnosing systemic diseases, they may be uncomfortable evaluating the eyes of their patients, said Sergio Schwartzman, MD, associate attending rheumatologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. I believe this is an area where there should be a very close marriage between the rheumatologist and the ophthalmologist, or else patients will suffer, he stressed.. To diagnose uveitis, a thorough medical history and physical examination, including a slitlamp exam, are most important, Dr. Schwartzman said. An ophthalmologist with experience in treating autoimmune eye diseases should also participate in these patients care, he added. Rheumatologists should, at minimum, test for syphilis and tuberculosis, conduct a baseline chest X-ray and routine laboratory tests, and evaluate the patient for Lyme disease. Further testing would be based on the patients history and physical exam, he said.. Rheumatologists have various challenges in treating ...
Objective. To describe efficacy and safety of infliximab in the treatment of childhood chronic uveitis during a long-term follow-up. Methods. Fifteen patients (median age 12 yrs, range 5-21 yrs) with chronic uveitis were enrolled. Before infliximab treatment, children had presented active uveitis despite treatment with MTX and/or CSA. All were also receiving oral prednisone (1-2 mg/kg/day) for at least 1 month. Infliximab (5 mg/kg) was administered at weeks 0, 2, 6 and then every 6-8 weeks. Later on, in patients enrolled in Florence the administration interval was progressively increased up to 10 weeks if uveitis did not flare, whilst in children from Padua the scheduled infusion rate was maintained every 6 weeks. Absence or recurrence rate of uveitis up to the last visit was recorded. Results. Median follow-up on treatment was 30 months (range 16-38 months), median number of infusions 22 (range 11-30). During the first year, 13/15 children achieved a complete remission over a median period of ...
An international coalition of eye researchers used machine learning to develop classification criteria for 25 of the most common types of uveitis, a collection of over 30 diseases characterized by inflammation inside the eye. Together, these diseases are the fifth leading cause of blindness in the United States. The Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature (SUN) Working Group, funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), published its classification criteria in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.. In the past, clinical research in the field of uveitis has been hampered by the lack of widely-accepted and validated diagnostic criteria, said Douglas A. Jabs, M.D., M.B.A., the SUN project leader and professor of epidemiology and ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. These classification criteria are a major step forward for epidemiological studies, translational studies, pathogenesis research, outcomes research, and clinical trials. They hopefully will yield ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Current evidence of anti-TNF alpha treatment efficacy in childhood chronic uveitis. T2 - a systematic review and meta-analysis approach comparing the different drugs. AU - Druce, K.. AU - Simonini, G.. AU - Cimaz, R.. AU - Macfarlane, G. J.. AU - Jones, G. T.. PY - 2015/8. Y1 - 2015/8. N2 - Childhood autoimmune chronic uveitis (ACU) is associated with serious long-term complications including blindness. In ACU refractory to treatment by DMARDs, some promising results have been obtained using anti-TNFα therapy, although results are equivocal. The aim of the current study was to summarise the existing evidence regarding the effectiveness of anti-TNFα agents in ACU. A systematic search of articles was conducted up to June 2012. Eligible studies investigated the efficacy of anti-TNFα therapy as the first biologic modifier immunosuppressant treatment for ACU, refractory to therapy with topical treatment and/or systemic treatment and at least one immunosuppressive treatment, among ...
This study investigated the efficacy of Tocilizumab (TCZ) in refractory uveitis associated to extraocular manifestations due to Behcets disease (BD).
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In addition to the known lipid-lowering effects, statins are now widely accepted to have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. Adjunctive use of statins has proven beneficial in the context of a wide range of inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. Evidence also suggests that statins may also have utility in the management of uveitis, a form of sight threatening inflammation which occurs in the eye. In this article, we outline our rationale behind a clinical trial of simvastatin as a steroid-sparing agent in uveitis, to which patient recruitment started last year. Potential risks associated with the clinical use of statins, including putative effects on the eyes, are discussed.. ...
Objective and design A mathematical analysis of leukocytes accumulating in experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU), using ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and incorporating a barrier to cell traffic. Materials and subjects Data from an analysis of the kinetics of cell accumulation within the eye during EAU. Methods We applied a well-established mathematical approach that uses ODEs to describe the behaviour of cells on both sides of the blood-retinal barrier and compared data from the mathematical model with experimental data from animals with EAU. Results The presence of the barrier is critical to the ability of the model to qualitatively reproduce the experimental data. However, barrier breakdown is not sufficient to produce a surge of cells into the eye, which depends also on asymmetry in the rates at which cells can penetrate the barrier. Antigen-presenting cell (APC) generation also plays a critical role and we can derive from the model the ratio for APC production under inflammatory ...
Greetings from the 2018 World Ophthalmology Congress, Barcelona! Dr. Pauline Merrill presented Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Adalimumab by Etiology in Patients with Non-Infectious Uveitis in the VISUAL III trial, and Post-Hoc Fellow Eye Analyses Support SAKURA Program Findings on Vitreous Haze and Visual Acuity in Non-Infectious Uveitis.. ...
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Objective Uveitis, a group of disorders characterised by intraocular inflammation, causes 10%-15% of total blindness in the developed world. The most sight-threatening forms of non-infectious uveitis are those affecting the posterior segment of the eye, collectively known as posterior segment-involving uveitis (PSIU). Numerous different clinical outcomes have been used in trials evaluating treatments for PSIU, but these may not represent patients and carers concerns. Therefore, the aims of this study were to understand the impact of PSIU on adult patients and carers lives and to explore what outcomes of treatment are important to them. ...
Journal Français dOphtalmologie - Vol. 41 - N° 3 - p. e91-e94 - Iconography : Bilateral uveitis associated with nivolumab therapy - EM|consulte
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July 31,2008- Preclinical Data for a Topical Formulation of Voclosporin as a Potential Best-in-Class Treatment for Chronic Inflammatory Eye Diseases Presented at ARVO.
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He was so brave and soon became fed up with hospital visits. He was there every 2 weeks for examinations under anaesthetic to monitor his condition and to ensure no further damage was being done. After a few weeks it became apparent that Sams retina had detached and that the scar tissue was so great that it couldnt be repaired.. He was already blind in his left eye and we hadnt even realized. Two operations to repair the damage were unsuccessful. Nobody seemed to know what was wrong with him. Eventually this awful disease was given a name…Uveitis…inflammatory eye disease. After a couple more weeks we had more bad news, the disease was also in his right eye. We were worried sick. He needed further treatment and operations. His right eye was bad but steroid treatment and having the retina lasered down appeared to stabilize things. He still needed weekly checks.. In all this time he had been off school and missed most of yr 1 and some of yr 2. He was now also way behind his peers at school. ...
Uveitis is the term for inflammation inside the eye that can result from autoimmune diseases and infections. In nearly half the cases, the exact cause is not known. Acute and chronic inflammation can damage the retina and cause blindness. In the operating room and clinic we apply novel surgical and medical treatments. We have published studies on the use of a surgical implant that provides long-term release of medication inside the eye.. In the laboratory, we are analyzing the proteins in eye fluids from patients to identify the molecules and mechanisms that cause inflammation. We believe a personalized proteome is a key tool for developing highly individualized treatment for uveitis.. We have a special interest in inflammatory eye disease that develops in related family members. We are making significant effort to identify the gene and develop therapy for patients with ADNIV, an inherited form of uveitis.. Please contact us for a consultation or learn how to support our research ...
Inflammatory eye disease has blinded countless numbers of individuals during both ancient and modern times. And while most of such instances have occurred
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Gene transfer using immunomodulatory molecules is a promising tool for in vivo regulation of immune responses. Experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU), which serves as a model for human ocular inflammation, is induced by systemic immunization with autoantigens, but its expression is restricted to the eye. Previously, we reported protection of rodents against EAU by intravenous or/and periocular injection of vIL-10-expressing adenovirus. Here, the expression of vIL-10 was targeted into the rat Lewis eye, by intravitreal injection of either the free virus or ex vivo transfected retinal Müller glial cells (RMG-vIL-10). As shown using GFP-expressing adenovirus, a longer expression of transgene was observed in the eye after transfer of transfected syngeneic RMG cells than was seen after injection of free virus. Intravitreal injection of RMG-vIL-10 led to significant decrease in ocular pathological manifestations, compared to control RMG cells. This was observed when cells were injected simultaneously with
Endogenous uveitis is an important cause of blindness in young adults. The need for a comprehensive search for an aetiological antigen is stressed. A source of adjuvant, disturbance in host immunology and any associated ...
Background: In Adamantiades-Behçet disease, recurrent ocular inflammation may lead to loss of vision despite continuous immunosuppressive therapy (1-3). Preliminary evidence suggests that the anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) monoclonal antibody infliximab rapidly controls sight-threatening inflammation, a critical factor in avoiding chronic, irreversible retinal lesions (4, 5 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Early onset photoreceptor abnormalities induced by targeted disruption of the interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein gene. AU - Liou, Gregory I.. AU - Fei, Yijian. AU - Peachey, Neal S.. AU - Matragoon, Suraporn. AU - Wei, Shuanghong. AU - Blaner, William S.. AU - Wang, Youxiang. AU - Liu, Chengyu. AU - Gottesman, Max E.. AU - Ripps, Harris. PY - 1998/6/15. Y1 - 1998/6/15. N2 - Vision in all vertebrates is dependent on an exchange of retinoids between the retinal pigment epithelium and the visual photoreceptors. It has been proposed that the interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP) is essential for this intercellular exchange, and that it serves to prevent the potentially cytotoxic effects of retinoids. Although its precise function in vivo has yet to be defined, the early expression of IRBP suggests that it may also be required for normal photoreceptor development. To further assess the biological role of IRBP, we generated transgenic mice with targeted disruption ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Multicenter study of intravitreal dexamethasone implant in non-infectious Uveitis. T2 - Indications, outcomes and reinjection frequency. AU - Zarranz-Ventura, Javier. AU - Carreño, Ester. AU - Johnston, Robert L. AU - Mohammed, Quresh. AU - Ross, Adam H. AU - Barker, Carl. AU - Fonollosa, Alex. AU - Artaraz, Joseba. AU - Pelegrin, Laura. AU - Adan, Alfredo. AU - Lee, Richard W. AU - Dick, Andrew D. AU - Sallam, Ahmed. N1 - Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.. PY - 2014/9/8. Y1 - 2014/9/8. N2 - PURPOSE: To identify clinical outcomes and treatment patterns of intravitreal dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex®) in non-infectious uveitis in the clinical setting.DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective cohort study.METHODS: 82 eyes (63 patients) receiving 142 implant injections over 35 months were included. Treatment indication, uveitis diagnosis, visual acuity, intraocular pressure, vitreous haze score, central retinal thickness by optical coherence tomography, phakic status, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Association between immune recovery uveitis and a diverse intraocular cytomegalovirus-specific cytotoxic T cell response. AU - Mutimer, Helen P.. AU - Akatsuka, Yoshiki. AU - Manley, Thomas. AU - Chuang, Elaine L.. AU - Boeckh, Michael. AU - Harrington, Robert. AU - Jones, Thomas. AU - Riddell, Stanley R.. PY - 2002/9/1. Y1 - 2002/9/1. N2 - Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes serious infection in individuals with deficient T cell immunity. In acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, the retina is a major site of progressive infection, despite the availability of therapy that targets CMV. The administration of highly active antiretroviral therapy to suppress human immunodeficiency virus frequently results in resolution of CMV retinitis, but this may be complicated by ocular inflammation termed immune recovery uveitis (IRU). To provide insight into the pathogenesis of IRU, the phenotype and specificity of intraocular T cells in a single patient were analyzed. The T cell infiltrate consisted ...
Interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein is required for preventing accumulation of retinal atRAL, which causes inflammation, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction of the cells.
Title:Therapies in Development for Non-Infectious Uveitis. VOLUME: 15 ISSUE: 6. Author(s):M.A. Sadiq, A. Agarwal, M. Hassan, R. Afridi, S. Sarwar, M.K. Soliman, D.V. Do and Q.D. Nguyen. Affiliation:Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985540 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5540, USA.. Keywords:Drug-delivery systems, immunomodulatory therapy, non-infectious, treatment, uveitis.. Abstract:Uveitis represents a spectrum of diseases characterized by ocular inflammation that leads to significant visual loss if left untreated. Adequate, long-term control of inflammation with minimal systemic and local adverse effects is the preferred strategy for treating patients with uveitis. Pharmacotherapy for uveitis consists mainly of corticosteroids in various formulations such as topical, local, intraocular and systemic. However, monotherapy with corticosteroids is often unacceptable due to serious adverse effects on various organ systems. There exist limitations ...
Prevention of non-infectious uveitis of the posterior segment (NIU-PS) recurrence using 0.2 microg/day fluocinolone acetonide implant (FAi) was assessed over 3 years. Outcomes for FAi-treated and fell...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Ultrastructural localization of hydrogen peroxide in experimental autoimmune uveitis. AU - Wu, Guey Shuang. AU - Gritz, David C.. AU - Atalla, Lily R.. AU - Stanforth, David A.. AU - Sevanian, Alex. AU - Rao, Narsing A.. N1 - Funding Information: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Supported in part by grant EY 05662 from the National Institutes of Health, and a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. Presented in part at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida, May 1989, and in the thesis (N.A.R.) required for membership in the American Ophthalmological Society. Copyright: Copyright 2014 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 1992. Y1 - 1992. N2 - One of the most prominent features of S-antigen induced uveitis is the massive infiltration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) and mononuclear cells in the ocular tissues and fluids. These inflammatory cells generate reactive oxygen metabolites as microbicidal agents and release ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Involvement of CCR5 in the passage of Th1-type cells across the blood-retina barrier in experimental autoimmune uveitis.. AU - Crane, I.J.. AU - Xu, Heping. AU - Wallance, C.. AU - Manivannan, A.. AU - Mack, M.. AU - Liversidge, J.. AU - Marquez, G.. AU - Sharp, P.F.. AU - Forrester, J.V.. PY - 2006/3. Y1 - 2006/3. UR - U2 - 10.1189/jlb.0305130. DO - 10.1189/jlb.0305130. M3 - Article. C2 - 16365158. VL - 79(3). SP - 435. EP - 443. JO - Journal of Leukocyte Biology. JF - Journal of Leukocyte Biology. SN - 0741-5400. IS - 3. ER - ...
The goal of this proposal is to develop a clinical trials network capable of engaging in several clinical trials of the treatments of uveitis and its complicati...
Two recent studies by Veterinary Genetics Laboratory researchers and collaborators investigated equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) risk factors and genetic loci of interest in Appaloosas, including leopard complex (LP) and Appaloosa pattern-1 (PATN1), finding evidence that LP has an additive effect on ERU risk.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Adalimumab in combination with methotrexate for refractory uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. T2 - a RCT. AU - Ramanan, Athimalaipet V. AU - Dick, Andrew D. AU - Jones, Ashley P. AU - Hughes, Dyfrig A. AU - McKay, Andrew. AU - Rosala-Hallas, Anna. AU - Williamson, Paula R. AU - Hardwick, Ben. AU - Hickey, Helen. AU - Rainford, Naomi. AU - Hickey, Graeme. AU - Kolamunnage-Dona, Ruwanthi. AU - Culeddu, Giovanna. AU - Plumpton, Catrin. AU - Wood, Eifiona. AU - Compeyrot-Lacassagne, Sandrine. AU - Woo, Patricia. AU - Edelsten, Clive. AU - Beresford, Michael W. PY - 2019/4/1. Y1 - 2019/4/1. N2 - BACKGROUND: Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are at risk of uveitis. The role of adalimumab (Humira®; AbbVie Inc., Ludwigshafen, Germany) in the management of uveitis in children needs to be determined. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of adalimumab in combination with methotrexate (MTX) versus placebo with MTX alone, with ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Ocular tolerability and efficacy of intravitreal and subconjunctival injections of sirolimus in patients with non-infectious uveitis. T2 - Primary 6-month results of the SAVE Study. AU - Nguyen, Quan Dong. AU - Ibrahim, Mohamed A.. AU - Watters, Anthony. AU - Bittencourt, Millena. AU - Yohannan, Jithin. AU - Sepah, Yasir J.. AU - Dunn, James P.. AU - Naor, Joel. AU - Shams, Naveed. AU - Shaikh, Ovais. AU - Leder, Henry Alexander. AU - Do, Diana V.. PY - 2013/12/1. Y1 - 2013/12/1. N2 - Background: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ocular tolerability and efficacy of sirolimus administered as subconjunctival or intravitreal injections in patients with non-infectious uveitis. Sirolimus as a Therapeutic Approach for Uveitis (SAVE) is a prospective, randomized, open-label, interventional study. Thirty patients were enrolled and randomized in 1:1 ratio to receive either intravitreal injections of 352 μg sirolimus or subconjunctival injections of 1,320 μg at days 0, 60, and ...
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Yutiq, a non-bio-erodible intravitreal micro-insert containing 0.18 mg fluocinolone acetonide, received FDA approval for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye. The FDA received clinical data from two randomized, sham injection-controlled, double-masked phase 3 clinical trials of Yutiq with patient follow-up of 3 years. Both trials achieved the primary … Continue reading FDA approves Yutiq for chronic non-infectious uveitis. ...
Education Lab | Noninfectious uveitis is a leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. To avert potential severe vision loss, a timely diagnosis must be provided, and the initiation of an effective management protocol is imperative. Systemic corticosteroids have been the gold standard and an effective front-line therapy for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis, but the side effects associated with their
The current uveitis treatment options include steroid drops, but often require long-term disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy, such as methotrexate or other systemic medicines. Monoclonal anti-TNF antibodies, abatacept and tocilizumab in small series have demonstrated efficacy in treating uveitis, Dr. ONeil says.4,5 She also describes preliminary evidence that the rate of JIA-associated uveitis may be lower for the early treatment of JIA with methotrexate and/or TNF inhibitor.6. Even for patients without JIA, she says ophthalmologists are learning that certain systemic immunosuppressive therapies used to treat rheumatic diseases may be effective for controlling idiopathic uveitis. For patients with inflammatory diseases who present with uveitis, she says research is shedding new light on the best treatments, as well as the psycho-social challenges pediatric patients experience.7,8. ...
The Uveitis Clinic, which operates five days a week, has become very busy. TIO receives a large number of uveitis patients who have been referred from other eye centres in Nepal and from neighbouring India.. It is run by one uveitis specialist who deals with all sorts of presentations, namely, intraocular inflammation like anterior, intermediate, posterior and panuveitis, along with scleritis, sclerouveitis or keratouveitis.. Various types of endophthalmitis are also managed medically and surgically in co-operation with the retina unit. Complicated uveitic cataract is also managed at TIO.. infectious diseases like tubercuosis and leprosy are still prevalent in Nepal, and an increase in HIV infection and syphilis in the community has meant a spike in the number of uveitis cases presenting at the clinic.. Various supportive tools in the diagnosis and management of uveitis cases are available at TIO. These include the microbiology and pathology laboratory, ocular (anterior segment and fundus) ...
Ultrasound cю»§a also be used to confirm the presence of dб»ng choroidal processes. International Uveitis Study Group recommendations for the evaluation of intraocular inflammatory disease. ANTIDEPRESSANTS PSYCHOSTIMULANTS use LU-11-305 PRILOCAINE LEVAMISOLE LEVAMISOLE h. Longer adaptation may be needed after such exposure.
NOD2-Associated Pediatric Granulomatous Arthritis (PGA): an Expanding Phenotype. A Study of an International Registry and a National ...
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the principal body for the training and education of surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation is given by the Australian Medical Council to RACS and standards for education and training are established by RACS.. The Board of Surgical Training in Urology has oversight for the conduct of the RACS SET training program in Urological Surgery, reporting to the Board of Surgical Education and Training.. RACS collaborates with the The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, as an agent of RACS, to administer the training program.. The Surgical Education and Training Program in Urology is designed to provide Trainees with clinical and operative experience in order to learn special methods of investigation and become competent in techniques related to the discipline. At the conclusion of the program it is expected that Trainees will be able to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified RACS ...
Corticosteroids (steroid medications): A 1999 study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that the primary polyphenol in turmeric, the saffron colored pigment known as curcumin, compared favorably to steroids in the management of chronic anterior uveitis, an inflammatory eye disease. A 2008 study published in Critical Care Medicine found that curcumin compared favorably to the corticosteroid drug dexamethasone in the animal model as an alternative therapy for protecting lung transplantation-associated injury by down-regulating inflammatory genes. An earlier 2003 study published in Cancer Letters found the same drug also compared favorably to dexamethasone in a lung ischaemia-repurfusion injury model. [for additional curcumin and inflammation research - 52 abstracts ...
Diseases affecting the cornea are a major cause of blindness worldwide, second only to cataract in overall importance. The epidemiology of corneal blindness is complicated and encompasses a wide variety of infectious and inflammatory eye diseases that cause corneal scarring, which ultimately leads to functional blindness. In addition, the prevalence of corneal disease varies from country to country and even from one population to another. While cataract is responsible for nearly 20 million of the 45 million blind people in the world, the next major cause is trachoma which blinds 4.9 million individuals, mainly as a result of corneal scarring and vascularization. Ocular trauma and corneal ulceration are significant causes of corneal blindness that are often underreported but may be responsible for 1.5-2.0 million new cases of monocular blindness every year.. ...
Cecilia Vaughan Research fellows are required to participate in didactic sessions, research projects, and observe our clinical approach to the management of patients with ocular infectious and inflammatory eye disease by attending our uveitis and/or cornea clinics. However, Research Fellows cannot have direct responsibility for clinical care nor perform surgical procedures.
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In some tissues, the immune system can do more harm than good. This is especially true in the eye, where immune activation and inflammation may impede vision. The eye has a more tightly controlled inflammatory response than other tissues; however, inflammation may still occur. Uveitis, or inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, can result from either infection or systemic inflammation and is a major cause of blindness worldwide. One potential cause of uveitis is the presence of an underlying systemic autoimmune disease. The intraocular inflammation in this setting is thought to result from a loss of tolerance to self-antigens in the eye. Indeed, there is substantial evidence for autoimmune-mediated uveitis directed against two candidate retinal proteins, soluble antigen (S-Ag) and interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP). However, as with all studies of human autoimmunity, the pathogenic role of these antigens in uveitis remains unproven. A recent paper by Mattapallil et al. makes ...
Objective: The Effects of Youngsters Eyesight on Quality of Life (EYE-Q) is a novel measure of vision-related quality of life (QOL) and function in children. We aim to determine the validity of EYE-Q in childhood uveitis. Methods: We abstracted medical record data on arthritis and uveitis in a convenience sample of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and/or uveitis. In addition to the EYE-Q, parents and patients completed questionnaires on overall QOL (Pediatric QOL Inventory - PedsQL), and physical functioning (Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire - CHAQ). Results: Among 57 children (8 JIA, 24 JIA and uveitis, 25 uveitis alone), 102 ocular examinations were performed within 1 month of completing questionnaires. Uveitis patients had bilateral disease (69%), anterior involvement (78%), synechiae (51%) and cataracts (49%). Children with vision loss in their better eye (visual acuity (VA) 20/50 or worse) had worse EYE-Q (p = 0.006), and PedsQL (p = 0.028), but not CHAQ scores. ...
Results A significantly decreased frequency of the homozygous rs2910164 CC genotype and C allele was observed in patients with BD compared with controls (pca=1.24×10−5, OR 0.61; pca=1.33×10−4, OR 0.75, respectively). MiR-146a expression in GG cases was 2.45-fold and 1.99-fold higher, respectively, than that in CC cases and GC cases. There was no association of the other four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with BD. There was also no association of these five SNPs with its main clinical features. No associations were found with the five SNPs tested or with its clinical manifestations in VKH disease. Interleukin (IL)-17, tumour necrosis factor (TNF)α and IL-1β production from rs2910164 CC cases was markedly lower than that in GG cases. No effect of genotype was observed on IL-6 and monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 production and IL-8 expression was slightly higher in CC cases.. ...
Interleukin 27 (IL-27) is an important regulator of the proinflammatory T-cell response. In this study, we investigated its role in the pathogenesis of Behçets disease (BD). IL-27 mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was examined by performing RT-PCRs. Cytokine levels in sera or supernatants of PBMCs, naïve CD4+ T cells, dendritic cells (DCs) and DC/T cells were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We used RNA interference in naïve CD4+ T cells to study the role of interferon regulatory factor 8 (IRF8) in the inhibitory effect of IL-27 on Th17 cell differentiation. Flow cytometry was used to evaluate the frequency of IL-17- and interferon γ-producing T cells. The expression of IL-27p28 mRNA by PBMCs and IL-27 in the sera and supernatants of cultured PBMCs were markedly decreased in patients with active BD. A higher frequency of IL-17-producing CD4+ T (Th17) cells and increased IL-17 production under Th17 polarizing conditions were observed in patients with active BD. IL-27
Principal Investigator:IWABUCHI Kazuya, Project Period (FY):2001 - 2002, Research Category:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Section:一般, Research Field:Ophthalmology
Methods The eyes of IL-1Ra-deficient BALB/c mice were monitored histologically and by intravital videomicroscopy to determine if uveitis developed along with the expected spontaneous arthritis in ankles and knees. Expression levels of IL-1R and its negative regulators (IL-1Ra, IL-1RII, IL-1RAcP and single Ig IL-1R-related molecule) in eye and joint tissues were compared. Differences in uveitis induced by intraocular injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in mice lacking IL-1R or IL-1Ra were assessed.. ...
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy and tolerance of systemic treatments for the prevention of HLA-B27-associated acute uveitis (AU) recurrence. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with HLA-B27-associated uveitis followed in our tertiary center over a 15-year period. Systemic treatments were prescribed to patients with frequent (more than 2 flares per year) or severe uveitis, according to a step-up strategy. RESULTS: 101 patients (51.5% of men, 88.1% of white Europeans) with a median age of 37 years. AU was mostly recurrent (68.3%) and associated with spondyloarthritis (60.4%). After a median follow-up duration of 22 months (3-73), 37.6% of the patients have received systemic treatment. 88.5% of the patients have been treated with sulfasalazine (SSZ) for ophthalmologic purposes (23/26). Methotrexate (MTX) and anti-TNFα agents have been initiated for a rheumatologic indication in 81.8% (9/11) and 100% of the patients (13/13), respectively. The annual uveitis relapse rate significantly
Ocular infections remain a major cause of blindness and morbidity worldwide. While prognosis is dependent on the timing and accuracy of diagnosis, the etiology remains elusive in ~50 % of presumed infectious uveitis cases. The objective of this study is to determine if unbiased metagenomic deep sequencing (MDS) can accurately detect pathogens in intraocular fluid samples of patients with uveitis. This is a proof-of-concept study, in which intraocular fluid samples were obtained from five subjects with known diagnoses, and one subject with bilateral chronic uveitis without a known etiology. Samples were subjected to MDS, and results were compared with those from conventional diagnostic tests. Pathogens were identified using a rapid computational pipeline to analyze the non-host sequences obtained from MDS. Unbiased MDS of intraocular fluid produced results concordant with known diagnoses in subjects with (n = 4) and without (n = 1) uveitis. Samples positive for Cryptococcus neoformans, Toxoplasma gondii,
Patients suffering from chronic eye condition called uveitis may now have an alternative approach better than the conventional treatment. According to a new research, an immune based drug called Humira has shown promise against eye inflammation and can potentially improve the way eye inflammation has been treated today.. Dont Miss the CES 2018 Highlights. Patients may have many unwanted side effects when taking steroids long-term, as many uveitis patients do, said lead researcher Dr. Glenn Jaffe from Duke University. The goal of these studies was to determine whether there was an alternative that could replace or minimize the use of steroids. The studies also looked at whether an alternative would be better tolerated or more effective, yet still safe.. Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation that affects the middle layer of the tissue in eye wall. The symptoms fot the disease may include eye redness, pain and blurred vision and can range from mild to severe. The symptoms often come suddenly ...
Three-Year Clinical Trial Results Support ILUVIEN® Launch in Europe for the Prevention of Relapse in Recurrent Non-Infectious Uveitis Affecting the Posterior Segment - - Alpharetta (Georgia)
Lux Biosciences, Inc. has announced that the Dermatology and Ophthalmology Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled to review its New Drug Application (NDA) for Luveniq (oral voclosporin) for the treatment of non-infectious uveitis involving the intermediate or posterior segments of the eye on June 28, 2010.
We expand upon recent studies on relationships within the Oryzomyini, in particular, those involving taxa currently assigned to the genus Sigmodontomys. In recent years, Sigmodontomys has been treated as including 2 species, alfari (J. A. Allen, 1897) and aphrastus (Harris, 1932), but throughout their complicated taxonomic history both species also have been placed in the genus Oryzomys, and alfari independently in Nectomys. Using morphological (98 external, cranial, dental, and postcranial) and molecular (nuclear interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein gene and mitochondrial cytochrome-b and ribosomal 12S RNA genes) characters, we infer the phylogenetic position of these 2 species within Oryzomyini. We document that alfari and aphrastus do not form a monophyletic group. Sigmodontomys alfari is most closely related to Melanomys, and aphrastus is either the sister to that clade, or to the extinct Caribbean genus Megalomys. Thus, aphrastus is best regarded as representing a new genus, which is ...
Moon blindness in horses is a disease of the eye which is immune-mediated. It can occur in one or both eyes and can be painful. This eye disease is also known as equine recurrent uveitis, or ERU.
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Pan-uveitis is the inflammation of all layers of the uvea(Iris, ciliary body and choroid). Uveitis is usually an isolated ... In anterior uveitis, no associated condition or syndrome is found in approximately one-half of cases. However, anterior uveitis ... Anterior uveitis (iridocyclytis) is the most common, with the incidence of uveitis overall affecting approximately 1:4500, most ... In western countries, anterior uveitis accounts for between 50% and 90% of uveitis cases. In Asian countries the proportion is ...
... is a form of uveitis localized to the vitreous and peripheral retina. Primary sites of inflammation ... As such, intermediate uveitis may be the first expression of a systemic condition. Infectious causes of intermediate uveitis ... In the United States the proportion of patients with intermediate uveitis is estimated to be 4-8% of uveitis cases in referral ... In the pediatric population, intermediate uveitis can account for up to 25% of uveitis cases. Brady CJ, Villanti AC, Law HA, ...
Gilger, BC; Hollingsworth, SR (2016). "Chapter 8: Diseases of the uvea, uveitis and recurrent uveitis". In Gilger, BC (ed.). ... "Equine Recurrent Uveitis". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2010-11-28. Maggs, D; Miller, P; Ofri, R, eds. ( ... Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) - also known as moon blindness, recurrent iridocyclitis, or periodic ophthalmia - is an acute, ... 2013). "Chapter 11: Uvea: Equine recurrent uveitis". Slatter's fundamentals of veterinary ophthalmology (5th ed.). St. Louis, ...
... (TINU) is a rare medical condition in which there is uveitis (inflammation of the uvea ... Mackensen, F; Billing, H (November 2009). "Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome". Current Opinion in Ophthalmology ... "Acute eosinophilic interstitial nephritis and renal failure with bone marrow-lymph node granulomas and anterior uveitis. A new ... in the eye) together with tubulointerstitial nephritis (inflammation of the tubules inside the kidney). Uveitis may cause pain ...
"Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphema Syndrome - EyeWiki". Austin R, Fox; Jason P, Kam; Wallase L.M, Alward. "Uveitis ... Uveitis-glaucoma-hyphaema (UGH) syndrome, also known as Ellingson syndrome, is a complication of cataract surgery, caused by ... IPUGH is defined as bleeding into the posterior chamber with/ without glaucoma and no uveitis. UGH Plus is defined as a UGH ... Du, Yu; Zhu, Xiangjia; Yang, Jin; Zhang, Yinglei; Cai, Lei; Lu, Yi (10 January 2020). "Uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome with ...
Anterior uveitis: ICGA is rarely indicated in anterior uveitis, but it might be used to find out associated choroidal pathology ... ISBN 978-93-5152-657-5. John F, Salmon (2020). "Uveitis". Kanski's clinical ophthalmology : a systematic approach (9th ed.). ... Sympathetic ophthalmia: Sympathetic ophthalmia is a bilateral, granulomatous form of uveitis. In sympathetic ophthalmia, ...
8th International Symposium on Uveitis (PDF), International Uveitis Study Group, 2012, p. 7, archived from the original (PDF) ... Rosenbaum, JT (1989). "Uveitis. An internist's view". Archives of Internal Medicine. 149 (5): 1173-6. doi:10.1001/archinte. ... He is recognized for his description of an animal model of uveitis (inflammation inside the eye) resulting from injection of ... Rosenbaum, JT; McDevitt, HO; Guss, RB; Egbert, PR (1980). "Endotoxin-induced uveitis in rats as a model for human disease". ...
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"History". Uveitis Society of India. 2017. Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. "Executive Team". Uveitis Society of ... Foster". 2017. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. "Biography on Orcid". Orcid. 2017. Archived from the ... Known for his research on limbal stem cells, Sangwan is the founder secretary and an adviser of the Uveitis Society of India. ... This gave him the opportunity to interact with the pioneers of uveitis treatment in India such as Narsing A. Rao, Amod Gupta, ...
The most common ophthalmologic manifestation of sarcoidosis is uveitis. The combination of anterior uveitis, parotitis, VII ... Between 1909 and 1910 uveitis in sarcoidosis was first described, and later in 1915 it was emphasised, by Dr. Jörgen Nielsen ... Manifestations in the eye include uveitis, uveoparotitis, and retinal inflammation, which may result in loss of visual acuity ... Jamilloux Y, Kodjikian L, Broussolle C, Sève P (August 2014). "Sarcoidosis and uveitis". Autoimmunity Reviews. 13 (8): 840-9. ...
Eales disease, pars planitis, birdshot retinochoroidopathy (autoimmune bilateral posterior uveitis), and Fuchs heterochromic ... American Uveitis Society. Archived from the original on July 31, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: ...
Chronic uveitis and intermediate uveitis can be a cause. Blockage of a vein in the retina can cause engorgement of the other ... Anti‐tumour necrosis factor agents have been proposed as a treatment for macular oedema due to uveitis but a Cochrane Review ... "Complications of Uveitis". Her Majesty's Government, UK. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2016. Lusby FW (8 May 2014). " ... Diabetic retinopathy Fuchs spot Intermediate uveitis Macular telangiectasia 'Oedema' is the standard form defined in the ...
Among the aftereffects of Ebola virus disease, uveitis and optic nerve disease could appear after an individual is discharged. ... Sixty-three per cent reported having eye problems including two who were diagnosed with uveitis, 75% reported psychological or ... Problems he was seeing included chronic pain, sometimes so severe that walking was difficult; eye problems, including uveitis; ... In treating such individuals, the WHO recommends urgent intervention if uveitis is suspected; this consists mainly of ...
Foster, C. Stephen; Vitale, Albert T. (2013-03-30). Diagnosis & Treatment of Uveitis. JP Medical Ltd. p. 449. ISBN ...
The acute uveitis]phase of VKH is usually responsive to high-dose oral corticosteroids; parenteral administration is usually ... The chronic recurrent phase may be marked by repeated bouts of uveitis, but is more commonly a chronic, low-grade, often ... The disease is characterised by bilateral diffuse uveitis, with pain, redness and blurring of vision. The eye symptoms may be ... The most significant manifestation is bilateral, diffuse uveitis, which affects the eyes. VKH may variably also involve the ...
Consequently, about 3-10% of those with uveitis in developed countries, and about 25% of those with uveitis in the developing ... posterior or pan uveitis. In other words, uveitis diseases tend to be classified by their anatomic location in the eye (e.g. ... That is, uveitis refers to a complex category of ocular diseases that can cause blindness if either left untreated or ... In addition, uveitis is a diverse category of eye diseases that are subdivided as granulomatous (or tumorous) or non- ...
"Post kala-azar uveitis." British Journal of Ophthalmology 64.9 (1980): 680-683. Pampiglione, S., et al. "Studies in ...
Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphema syndrome: This is a complication of cataract surgery caused due to the mechanical irritation of ... Zemba M, Camburu G (2017). "Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphaema Syndrome. General review". Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology. 61 (1): 11- ...
Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU) is also present in the breed. Appaloosas have an eightfold greater risk of developing Equine ... Uveitis in horses has many causes, including eye trauma, disease, and bacterial, parasitic and viral infections, but ERU is ... Up to 80% of all uveitis cases are found in Appaloosas, with physical characteristics including light colored coat patterns, ... Sandmeyer, Lynne (July 28, 2008). "Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU)". The Appaloosa Project. Archived from the original on April ...
Uveitis in horses has many causes, including eye trauma, disease, and bacterial, parasitic and viral infections, but ERU is ... Appaloosas have an eightfold greater risk of developing Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU) than all other breeds combined. Up to 25 ... Eighty percent of all uveitis cases are found in Appaloosas with physical characteristics including roan or light-colored coat ... Sandmeyer, Lynne (July 28, 2008). "Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU)". The Appaloosa Project. Archived from the original on April ...
Hyphema Uveitis Huang, John H.; Gaudio, Paul A., eds. (2010). "Hypopyon". Ocular Inflammatory Disease and Uveitis: Diagnosis ... It is a sign of inflammation of the anterior uvea and iris, i.e. iritis, which is a form of anterior uveitis. The exudate ...
"The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation Preferred Practice Patterns of Uveitis Management". Survey of Ophthalmology. pp. 1 ... This standard of care in treating uveitis/OID was published in July 2015 as the preferred practice patterns in the Journal of ... Foster is a member of the American Ophthalmology Society and American Uveitis Society. As of Spring 2016, his work had been ... In 1980, he created its first ocular immunology service, and created the Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Fellowship to train ...
There is mild anterior uveitis. A cherry-red spot may be seen in the macula, along with cotton-wool spots elsewhere, due to ...
Uveitis: estimated at 0.18 percent. For climbers - Although the cornea usually is thinner after LASIK, because of the removal ... Suarez E, Torres F, Vieira JC, Ramirez E, Arevalo JF (October 2002). "Anterior uveitis after laser in situ keratomileusis". ...
ISSN 1016-264X doi:10.1024/1016-264X.19.1.7 Chu, David S. (MD) (2001). Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. https://web. ... Sihota, Ramanjit. Tandon, Radhika ...
Noninfectious uveitis is the most common form of uveitis in developed countries. Approximately 30% of uveitis patients develop ... Uveitis, as well as steroid treatment for uveitis, can cause an increased resistance to the flow of aqueous humour (the clear ... In some chronic uveitis cases, the pressure inside the eye waxes and wanes due to the uveitis flare-ups. Elevated pressure ... When uveitis is acute, the onset of inflammation is rapid, with obstruction of intertrabecular spaces. When uveitis is chronic ...
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Steroid eye drops are usually the first line treatment for anterior uveitis. However, other treatments - many of which also ... Poorly controlled chronic anterior uveitis may result in permanent eye damage, including blindness.[citation needed] Systemic ... Sen, Ethan S.; Dick, Andrew D.; Ramanan, Athimalaipet V. (31 March 2015). "Uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic ... uveitis), particularly in younger patients. The prefixes oligo- and pauci- mean 'few'.[citation needed] There are several other ...
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Of 57 eyes, 31 (54.39%) had anterior uveitis, 12 (21.05%) had intermediate uveitis, nine (15.79%) had posterior uveitis, and ... undifferentiated intermediate uveitis (15.38%), HLA-B27-associated anterior uveitis (7.69%), and herpetic anterior uveitis ( ... The leading diagnoses were traumatic uveitis (25.64%), undifferentiated anterior uveitis (17.95%), ... Mean BCVA improved during follow-up in all but the anterior uveitis group. The mean baseline intraocular pressure was 14.27 ...
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The aim of this study was to assess the clinical features of uveitis with biopsy-prov ... isolated posterior uveitis in 8 patients (13.3%), intermediate and posterior uveitis (i.e. anterior uveitis sparing) in 16 ... Uveitis with Biopsy-proven Sarcoidosis in Chinese-A Study of 60 Patients in a Uveitis Clinic Over a Period of 20 Years. Chung, ... Uveitis with Biopsy-proven Sarcoidosis in Chinese-A Study of 60 Patients in a Uveitis Clinic Over a Period of 20 Years ...
  • Iritis and irido-cyclitis (anterior uveitis) are most often mild. (
  • With proper treatment, most attacks of anterior uveitis go away in a few days to weeks. (
  • Uveitis is defined as inflammation of the uveal tract, which is further subdivided into anterior and posterior components. (
  • Chronic anterior uveitis presents primarily as blurred vision and mild redness. (
  • Iritis, or anterior uveitis, is the most common form of intraocular inflammation. (
  • The most common form of nongranulomatous anterior uveitis is acute anterior uveitis (AAU), which is associated with the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27 allele in one half to two thirds of cases. (
  • However, only 1% of people who carry the HLA-B27 allele develop acute anterior uveitis. (
  • In the case of HLA-B27-associated acute anterior uveitis, speculation about molecular mimicry has unsubstantiated in humans. (
  • In one community-based study, anterior uveitis accounted for more than 90% of all cases of uveitis. (
  • Episodes of acute anterior uveitis are often associated with pain, photophobia, decreased vision, and the need for follow-up visits, all of which affect quality of life. (
  • HLA-B27-associated anterior uveitis is more common in whites. (
  • Wakefield D, Chang JH, Amjadi S, Maconochie Z, Abu El-Asrar A, McCluskey P. What is new HLA-B27 acute anterior uveitis? (
  • Anterior uveitis affects the inside of the front of your eye (between the cornea and the iris) and the ciliary body. (
  • The investigators propose to undertake a cross-sectional observational study of patients with recurrent idiopathic acute anterior uveitis, to determine the relative contributions of altered aqueous production and drainage to the development of raised IOP in these patients. (
  • Of 57 eyes, 31 (54.39%) had anterior uveitis, 12 (21.05%) had intermediate uveitis, nine (15.79%) had posterior uveitis, and five (8.77%) had panuveitis. (
  • Mean BCVA improved during follow-up in all but the anterior uveitis group. (
  • Anterior uveitis involves inflammation of the iris and ciliary body. (
  • Acute anterior uveitis may be idiopathic, or associated with human leukocyte antigen-B27-related disease or viral eye disease. (
  • Topical corticosteroids are usually adequate for acute non-infectious anterior uveitis, but intermediate and posterior uveitis usually requires injected local corticosteroids or systemic corticosteroids, or other immunosuppression. (
  • an irritation of this segment, or anterior uveitis, leads to acute painful symptoms and photophobia. (
  • A Phase 3 Trial in Subjects With Non-infectious Anterior-uveitis. (
  • A Phase 3, randomized, double-masked, vehicle-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ADX-102 ophthalmic solution in Subjects with non-infectious anterior-uveitis. (
  • Efficacy of ADX-102 on anterior chamber cell count using an anterior uveitis grading scale. (
  • Evaluate the efficacy of ADX-102 Ophthalmic Solution on anterior chamber cell count in subjects with non-infectious anterior uveitis. (
  • Subjects with acute non-infectious anterior uveitis with onset of symptoms within the previous 2 weeks. (
  • Previous anterior uveitis episode in the study eye ≤ 4 weeks prior to screening. (
  • Market Strides, a leading global market research firm, is pleased to announce its new report on Anterior Uveitis Market, forecast for 2022-2030, covering all aspects of the market and providing up-to-date data on current trends. (
  • Anterior Uveitis Market research report can help you in taking the right business decisions. (
  • According to a review of the study in Ophthalmology Times, "Five of seven patients had bilateral non-granulomatous anterior uveitis-four with chronic and one with recurrent disease. (
  • Pediatric non-infectious anterior uveitis is the most common systemic illness in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). (
  • Non-infectious uveitis accounts for more than 75% of cases of pediatric anterior uveitis. (
  • To enroll in the study, children had to be at least 2-years-old, have active JIA-associated non-infectious anterior uveitis and be refractory to at least 12 weeks of methotrexate therapy. (
  • These results show that adalimumab has the potential to help children preserve their eyesight from the ocular complications that occur with chronic non-infectious anterior uveitis. (
  • The commonest form of uveitis seen in association with JIA is chronic anterior uveitis, which is almost always asymptomatic in the initial stages. (
  • Anterior uveitis is the most common form of uveitis constituting 75% of all cases of uveitis with annual incidence, 12 per 100,000. (
  • Further reduction of immunosuppressive treatment, causing a rapid increase in CD4-T lymphocyte count, was associated in the same eye with the occurrence of IRU consisting of anterior uveitis, vitritis, and macular edema. (
  • 2 The broad disease entity of uveitis can be further classified into the anatomical divisions of anterior, intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis. (
  • 2 Anterior uveitis primarily affects the iris, ciliary body, cornea, or sclera, and usually has a non-infectious-and often idiopathic-etiology. (
  • 1 Overall, anterior uveitis is the most common form, representing 28-61% of all cases. (
  • 2 Intermediate uveitis affects the anterior vitreous and pars plana, causing floaters and vision loss from cystoid macular edema. (
  • Topical steroid drops and ointment are primarily useful for anterior uveitis or as adjunct therapy along with systemic treatment for panuveitis, as penetration into the posterior segment is minimal. (
  • We report a case of oleander -associated keratitis with subsequent corneal edema and anterior uveitis . (
  • Despite treatment with topical moxifloxacin , she developed severe corneal edema and anterior uveitis . (
  • Visual acuity , anterior uveitis , and corneal edema significantly improved with aggressive immunomodulation . (
  • Follow-up at 1 month confirmed complete recovery of symptoms, corneal edema and anterior uveitis . (
  • Severe corneal edema and anterior uveitis can be associated with oleander exposure. (
  • Association of T-Bet, GATA-3, RORC, and FOXP3 Copy Number Variations With Acute Anterior Uveitis With or Without Ankylosing Spondylitis in Chinese Han. (
  • The most common form of uveitis involves inflammation of the iris, in the front part of the eye. (
  • Another form of uveitis is pars planitis. (
  • Iritis is the most frequent form of uveitis encountered by ophthalmologists. (
  • Pars planitis is a form of uveitis, one of a diverse group of potentially blinding but treatable inflammatory eye disorders affecting the middle layer of the eye know as the uvea or uveal tract . (
  • The most common form of uveitis has no symptoms ('silent uveitis'), which is why regular eye check ups are essential. (
  • 2 This form of uveitis accounts for more visual loss than other forms, often due to cystoid macular edema, retinal detachment, cataract, glaucoma, subretinal fibrosis, and optic disc atrophy. (
  • The raised IOP in uveitis is more difficult to treat than other types of glaucoma. (
  • Patient Selection All subjects attending the uveitis and glaucoma clinics at St Thomas' Hospital will be eligible to be included in the study if they fulfil the inclusion/exclusion criteria as below. (
  • While there are steps that can be taken to preserve sight and slow the progress of vision loss, individuals with uveitis are also at increased risks of developing cataracts, glaucoma, or retinal detachment. (
  • Uveitis is a debilitating disease that can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, macular edema and blindness. (
  • The sight-threatening complications of JIA-associated uveitis include cataracts, glaucoma, band keratopathy, and macular oedema. (
  • Endogenous causes of cataracts include: uveitis, retinal degeneration (PRA), and glaucoma. (
  • Dogs that exhibit pre-existent keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, uveitis, glaucoma, and retinal degeneration are usually poor surgical candidates. (
  • Outcomes of Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy for Uveitis Associated Open Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension. (
  • Hydrus Microstent malposition with uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome. (
  • It is also called iritis and is the most common type of uveitis. (
  • Causes of uveitis in the general practice of ophthalmology. (
  • Nov 11, 2022 Week in review: COVID-19 pandemic slows research, rising AMD rates, multidisciplinary care for uveitis The pandemic has negatively impacted ophthalmology research, AMD rates are rising in the United States, combined ophthalmologist-rheumatologist visits help patients with uveitis, and Case Western Reserve University has received a large NEI grant for neural eye research. (
  • Both systemic and localized treatment for vision-threatening uveitis are effective in improving visual acuity and controlling uveitis and macular edema, according to results from the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) trial as presented by Jennifer E. Thorne, MD, PhD, here at the 24th annual Current Concepts in Ophthalmology meeting. (
  • This latest Pharmaceutical and Healthcare disease pipeline guide Uveitis - Drugs In Development, 2022, provides an overview of the Uveitis (Ophthalmology) pipeline landscape. (
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare latest pipeline guide Uveitis - Drugs In Development, 2022, provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Uveitis (Ophthalmology), complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type. (
  • The Uveitis (Ophthalmology) pipeline guide also reviews of key players involved in therapeutic development for Uveitis and features dormant and discontinued projects. (
  • Uveitis (Ophthalmology) pipeline guide helps in identifying and tracking emerging players in the market and their portfolios, enhances decision making capabilities and helps to create effective counter strategies to gain competitive advantage. (
  • The pipeline guide provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Uveitis (Ophthalmology). (
  • The pipeline guide reviews pipeline therapeutics for Uveitis (Ophthalmology) by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources. (
  • The pipeline guide reviews key companies involved in Uveitis (Ophthalmology) therapeutics and enlists all their major and minor projects. (
  • The pipeline guide evaluates Uveitis (Ophthalmology) therapeutics based on mechanism of action (MoA), drug target, route of administration (RoA) and molecule type. (
  • Find and recognize significant and varied types of therapeutics under development for Uveitis (Ophthalmology). (
  • Formulate corrective measures for pipeline projects by understanding Uveitis (Ophthalmology) pipeline depth and focus of Indication therapeutics. (
  • According to the report, the uveitis treatment market is estimated to grow by ~6% CAGR in 2029, primarily attributed to rising R&D activities in the field of ophthalmology, increasing number of clinical trials for eye inflammation disorders treatment, increase in the investment in molecular biology, growing cases of infectious diseases, and increase in prevalence of uveitis. (
  • Recorded in front of a live audience at the AAO 2022 Annual Meeting in Chicago, this episode features an interview with Dr. Nisha Acharya about her recent article on COVID-19 and noninfectious uveitis. (
  • Jun 17, 2022 Small increase in noninfectious uveitis seen after BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccination Investigators studied the rates of noninfectious uveitis (NIU) in people who received the initial doses of the BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine and compared them with historic NIU rates. (
  • If the uveitis is caused by a body-wide (systemic) infection, you may be given antibiotics. (
  • If you have a body-wide (systemic) infection or disease, treating the condition may prevent uveitis. (
  • Benefits of Systemic Anti-inflammatory Therapy versus Fluocinolone Acetonide Intraocular Implant for Intermediate Uveitis, Posterior Uveitis, and Panuveitis: Fifty-four-Month Results of the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial and Follow-up Study. (
  • Secondary outcomes included: control of uveitis, development of or prevention of complications in the eye related to uveitis, ocular and systemic side effects associated with treatment, and quality of life measures. (
  • Residual active uveitis remained in 12% of those in the implant therapy group and 29% of those in the systemic therapy group ( p = 0.001). (
  • At 2 years, there was a 66% reduction in the level of uveitis activity in the group with the implants and a 46% reduction in the systemic group, and this was statistically significant ( p = 0.001). (
  • Control of active uveitis occurred more quickly and more frequently in the implant group than in the systemic arm, although there was an impressive improvement with both therapies," Dr. Thorne said. (
  • Uveitis describes a heterogeneous group of inflammatory diseases of the eye representing both systemic immune-mediated and infectious processes as well as inflammatory processes localized to the eye. (
  • Posterior uveitis is associated with localised infections or systemic infection, or systemic inflammatory disease. (
  • Treatment for systemic disease causing uveitis must be given in conjunction with uveitis therapy. (
  • Uveitis has many causes including infection , trauma or injury to the eye , autoimmune diseases , other systemic diseases. (
  • 3 Many patients with posterior uveitis or panuveitis depend on systemic steroids to achieve longterm control of intraocular inflammation. (
  • Diagnostic testing to identify major systemic diseases associated with uveitis. (
  • By definition, Behçet disease is accompanied by other findings, including genital ulcers, uveitis, and other skin and systemic inflammatory processes. (
  • METHODS: In this retrospective study, EDI-OCT scans of patients with idiopathic posterior uveitis or panuveitis were reviewed. (
  • Intermediate uveitis involves the posterior ciliary body and pars plana. (
  • Uveitis is an inflammatory eye disease affecting the iris, ciliary body, and choroid that can lead to symptoms ranging from redness, pain, and blurred vision to markedly diminished acuity in the setting of severe or chronic disease. (
  • This type of uveitis is called choroiditis. (
  • Patients were stratified based upon the type of uveitis they had and by the clinical site where they were enrolled. (
  • Physicians are encouraged to report cases of uveitis to the Food and Drug Administration's MedWatch Program, telephone (800) 332-1088 ({301} 738-7553). (
  • Intermediate uveitis affects the retina and blood vessels just behind the lens (pars plana) as well as the gel in the center of the eye (vitreous). (
  • The most important characteristics of posterior uveitis are vitreous opacities, choroiditis, and chorioretinitis. (
  • There are many different types of uveitis, depending on the area of uvea that's affected, but they all lead to the same thing: inflammation of your vitreous, the jelly-like substance in the middle of your eye. (
  • If your uveitis doesn't respond to these more conservative treatments, your doctor may recommend a more aggressive approach to safeguard your vision, including a vitrectomy to remove some of your vitreous. (
  • Section 9 of the BCSC covers diagnosis, management of uveitis, scleritis and ocular inflammation. (
  • This is likely to occur for reasons related to the uveitis itself, but can also be caused as a side effect of the corticosteroids used to treat uveitis. (
  • Given the findings, Dr. Ostheimer and other physicians agree that it may be beneficial for eye doctors who treat uveitis should consider asking patients about any tattoo changes they may also be experiencing, as a component of the ink may be acting as an environmental trigger. (
  • Eye doctors treat uveitis with corticosteroid drops, pills, and injections to reduce spasms or suppress the immune system. (
  • Adalimumab may be more cost-effective in patients with active uveitis at greater risk of blindness. (
  • Children with active uveitis may need to be seen much more often by an ophthalmologist but your child's doctor will direct this plan. (
  • MONDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children with noninfectious childhood uveitis are more likely to remain in remission when treated with adalimumab compared to infliximab, according to a study published in the April issue of Arthritis Care & Research . (
  • Even if limited to a relatively small group, our study suggests that over three years of treatment, adalimumab is more efficacious than infliximab in maintaining remission of chronic childhood uveitis,' the authors write. (
  • 4 , 5 Furthermore, the scope of possible etiologies of childhood uveitis is quite vast and often differs from that in the adult population. (
  • A close relationship between asymptomatic (subclinical) ileocolitis has been demonstrated in patients with recurrent uveitis. (
  • In recurrent uveitis, there are repeated episodes separated by disease inactivity ≥3 months, whether on or off treatment. (
  • Characterisation of the autoantigen "mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase" in the equine recurrent Uveitis Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU) is a wide spread disease of the eye, which is the main cause for blindness in horses worldwide. (
  • Moon Blindness in Horses - What is Equine Recurrent Uveitis? (
  • Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU), also known as moon blindness, is the most common cause of blindness in horses worldwide. (
  • Equine recurrent uveitis is hypothesized to be a complex autoimmune disease influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. (
  • Equine recurrent uveitis can affect one eye or both eyes, and may cause more severe signs in one eye than the other. (
  • Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) is an important ophthalmic condition, with a reported prevalence of 2%-25% worldwide . (
  • Equine recurrent uveitis is an autoimmune syndrome that ensues after an initial episode of acute uveitis . (
  • Clinical findings associated with equine recurrent uveitis include acute signs of active inflammation as well as chronic secondary complications. (
  • Horses with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) received episcleral or deep scleral lamellar CsA implants and were monitored for up to 3 years. (
  • 61-year-old Penny Maitra benefited from CUES earlier this year after a flare up of recurrent Uveitis (inflammation of the iris). (
  • Sometimes certain types of immune-suppressant drugs are used to treat severe uveitis. (
  • Some previous studies report an increase in severe vision loss in children with uveitis compared to adult patients, 6 - 8 a finding that has long-term implications for quality of life and future productivity. (
  • If the eye drops don't control the uveitis or the uveitis is severe, your child may require other medicines by mouth or injection. (
  • Some children who develop complications of severe uveitis may require eye surgery to improve their vision and protect their eyes. (
  • Severe vision loss is estimated to occur in 25-30% of pediatric uveitis cases, making early diagnosis and treatment necessary to protecting vision. (
  • In the context of eyes with moderate to severe uveitis for years, this rate is not unexpected. (
  • Tacrolimus is also can be recommended in the treatment of other T cell-mediated diseases such as eczema and psoriasis (for which it is applied to the skin in a medicated ointment), severe refractory uveitis after the transplant of bone marrow, Kimura's disease, skin condition vitiligo and exacerbations of minimal change disease. (
  • Posterior segment uveitis is a high unmet need area with limited treatment options and the third leading cause of blindness in the U.S. If approved, pSivida expects to launch Durasert in the U.S. in the first half of 2019. (
  • En décembre 2019, la population de Wuhan, une grande ville chinoise de 11 millions d'habitants, est atteinte par une pneumonie virale extrêmement contagieuse due au coronavirus SARSCoV-2. (
  • Purpose: To describe fluocinolone acetonide implant dissociations in the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial. (
  • Current therapies reduced the uveitis recurrences and ocular complications including cataract due also to the lower use of corticosteroids. (
  • The corticosteroids market is increasing a great deal of footing in the treatment landscape, as it has been the primary choice of medication for uveitis treatment by ophthalmologists. (
  • According to the report, in 2018 corticosteroids, monoclonal antibodies, and antibiotics constitute more than 50% of the total market revenue in the uveitis treatment market. (
  • The mainstay of non-infectious uveitis treatment is corticosteroids, which are administered in three forms: topically, locally via sub-Tenon's or intravitreal injection, and systemically. (
  • Durand ML. Infectious causes of uveitis. (
  • Adalimumab for non-infectious uveitis: is it cost-effective? (
  • Recent advances in the management of non-infectious posterior uveitis. (
  • Clinical features of infectious posterior segment uveitis. (
  • Locally administered (subconjunctival or intravitreal) sirolimus appears to be safe in patients with non-infectious uveitis. (
  • The antibiotics treatment type segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment in the uveitis treatment market during the forecast period, owing to rise in infectious ocular disorders globally. (
  • 3 Posterior uveitis is often infectious, with toxoplasmosis and cytomegalovirus representing 24.6 and 11.6% of cases, respectively. (
  • Toxoplasmosis is the most common cause of infectious posterior uveitis in adults and children. (
  • The Company will use these resources to finance the Icon acquisition and prepare for the commercial launches of DEXYCU and, if approved by FDA, Durasert™ micro-insert for the treatment of non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye. (
  • On March 19, 2018, the FDA accepted pSivida's NDA for Durasert micro-insert for treatment of non-infectious posterior segment uveitis, which will be subject to a standard review and has a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date of November 5, 2018. (
  • Opacities of the lens (cataracts) may be present but are not specific for uveitis. (
  • The purpose of this study was to report the demographics, disease characteristics, treatments, and visual outcomes of pediatric uveitis patients without juvenile idiopathic arthritis managed in a tertiary medical center. (
  • A retrospective, observational study was performed in pediatric uveitis patients without juvenile idiopathic arthritis and aged 0-18 years, who were seen at the University of Virginia from 1984 to 2014. (
  • Uveitis of all types affects children and adults, and the aetiology is most commonly idiopathic. (
  • Uveitis is the most common eye problem associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). (
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the commonest rheumatic disease in children and JIA-associated uveitis its most frequent extra-articular manifestation. (
  • To describe the ophthalmological characteristics in a Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) cohort and to evaluate how therapeutic advances have changed the course of the uveitis. (
  • The patients who had the most to gain-those whose vision was 20/40 or worse-tended to be the ones who had the most improvement, likely because of the control of the uveitis and the resolution of macular edema. (
  • Charakterisierung des Autoantigens „mitochondriale Malat-Dehydrogenase" bei der equinen rezidivierenden Uveitis Die equine rezidivierende Uveitis (ERU) ist eine weit verbreitete Augenerkrankung, die weltweit die Hauptursache für das Erblinden von Pferden darstellt. (
  • Possible causes of uveitis are infection, injury, or an autoimmune or inflammatory disease. (
  • In about half of all cases, the specific cause of uveitis isn't clear, and the disorder may be considered an autoimmune disease that only affects the eye or eyes. (
  • Intraocular pressures were 20 mm Hg in the cate management of Ebola virus disease-related uveitis right eye and 8 mm Hg in the left eye. (
  • Uveitis is a disease that affects over 2 million people around the globe, and can ultimately lead to blindness. (
  • We recommend that patients with pars planitis (intermediate uveitis), an inflammatory eye disease, establish a relationship with a uveitis specialist and consult with that physician before making any healthcare decisions. (
  • Uveitis, an inflammatory disease of the eye, is the third leading cause of blindness in the US, after diabetes and macular degeneration. (
  • There is no known cure for uveitis, a disease that, according to the American Uveitis Society, is newly diagnosed in approximately 38.000 people every year. (
  • Because of the high burden of disease, the difficulty of making precise etiologic diagnoses, and the complicated management, it is imperative that affected children be referred to and closely monitored by uveitis specialists to prevent devastating ocular damage. (
  • Histological analysis of the eyes 30 days after immunisation revealed that ten out of 14 rats (71%), developed uveitis, whereas non of the six control rats showed signals of the disease. (
  • Although not all horses that experience a single episode of uveitis will develop ERU, they are at risk for disease. (
  • CONCLUSIONS: The index study reports qualitative OCT-derived parameters as possible tools in monitoring disease progression in uveitis. (
  • Uveitis is a very serious vision condition which can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated, which is why early diagnosis and treatment of this disease are so important to preventing the complications of uveitis. (
  • While the development of uveitis is often associated with infections, injuries or autoimmune disorders (though the exact cause is often unknown), new literature suggests that tattoo-associated uveitis may actually be a common cause of this disease as well. (
  • While these studies show that there certainly is some kind of link between black tattoo ink and uveitis, researchers are still slow to say for sure that ink may actually lead to the formation of this eye inflammation disease . (
  • Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia had a higher prevalence of certain health issues - including uveitis (eye redness and pain), abdominal, chest, neurologic, and musculoskeletal abnormalities upon physical exam - when compared to a control group of household and community members who did not have a history of EVD, according to findings from an ongoing study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (
  • Uveitis is swelling and inflammation of the uvea . (
  • Uveitis is a broad term for inflammation of one or all parts of the uvea, or the vascular area between the retina and sclera of the eye. (
  • Uveitis is swelling and irritation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. (
  • One hazardous eye condition that can cause serious discomfort and vision loss is uveitis―the inflammation of the uvea, which is the middle layer of the eye. (
  • In the simplest of terms, uveitis is an inflammation in the middle tissue in your eye called the uvea, which is primarily responsible for providing blood flow to your retina. (
  • This study found that BCVA and intraocular pressure did not vary significantly during follow-up, suggesting that close management by an ophthalmologist may prevent adverse visual outcomes, and highlighted the high prevalence of traumatic uveitis in children, which tends to have good visual outcomes. (
  • This condition is rare but should be considered when there is a history of intraocular surgery, trauma and other causes of uveitis have been ruled out. (
  • The posterior segment was the most common localization of uveitis in biopsy-proven sarcoidosis in Chinese. (
  • 4 Local injection of long-acting steroids such as triamcinolone results in therapeutic concentrations in the posterior segment, and therefore can be useful for treatment of posterior uveitis in some individuals. (
  • After 6 weeks of follow-up, the uveitis resolved with topical and periocular steroid treatment. (
  • All types of uveitis are potentially blinding conditions and should be referred to and managed by an experienced ophthalmologist. (
  • Cite this: Practical Diagnostic Approach to Uveitis - Medscape - Aug 01, 2011. (
  • Patients should be instructed to report symptoms of uveitis (i.e., pain, redness, and loss of vision) to their physician. (
  • What are the symptoms of uveitis? (
  • declines were frequently associated with complications of uveitis or its treatment. (
  • The uveitides are thought to affect working Americans more frequently than some of the other age-related diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration. (
  • Inflammation is normally one of the body's protective responses to infection or injury, but in diseases such as uveitis, uncontrolled inflammation can cause damage. (
  • Uveitis is estimated to be the fifth to sixth leading cause of blindness in this country, with onset in all age groups. (
  • Female predominance and peak incidence of uveitis onset in the 6th decade of life were found. (
  • With the increasing popularity of tattoos in the general population, the incidence of tattoo-related uveitis may increase. (
  • A doption of immunotherapy to treat metastatic melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer and several other malignancies has contributed to the increased incidence of immunotherapy-driven noninfectious uveitis (NIU). (
  • Acute uveitis is characterised by sudden onset (over hours or days) and limited duration (≤3 months' duration). (
  • The mean age at uveitis onset was 47.7 ± 14.7 years (range, 21-76 years), with no gender difference ( p = 0.913). (
  • We conducted a retrospective analysis of all consecutive pediatric patients with suspected diagnosis of JIA referred to the Department of Pediatrics and to the Department of Sense Organs, Eye Clinic, Uveitis Unit (Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome), from April 2012 to July 2018. (
  • Global revenues of uveitis treatment market reached ~ 567 million in 2018, unveils the new research study by Persistence Market Research (PMR). (
  • Thirty-nine pediatric uveitis patients (57 eyes) were identified. (
  • Autoimmune uveitis is believed to result from an autoimmune reaction to antigens in the eye, specifically the S-antigen and the interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP). (
  • OptiquelT our candidate drug based on Enzo's immune regulation technology platform is a potential therapy for autoimmune uveitis. (
  • Recent research suggests that autoimmune uveitis is significantly under-diagnosed an under-recognized. (
  • The Lewis rat is an established animal model for the research of autoimmune Uveitis. (
  • Experimental studies show that animals immunized with S-Ag and IRBP develop pinealitis in addition to experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU). (
  • A range of factors to consider when patients on cancer treatment present with noninfectious uveitis. (
  • Noninfectious uveitis secondary to cancer immunotherapy may occur in some patients with metastatic melanoma. (
  • This was a retrospective study of uveitis patients with biopsy-proven sarcoidosis who consecutively visited the uveitis clinic of Taipei Veterans General Hospital from 1986 to 2005. (
  • Analysis of a retrospective cohort study of consecutive JIA pediatric patients including JIA-associated uveitis (JIA-U) and comparison with a previous study in the same uveitis center assessed before the wide-spread of biological therapy. (
  • Methods: Retrospective, observational study of uveitis patients seen at the University of Virginia from 1984 to 2014. (
  • Effects on the eye in endemic typhus include keratoconjunctivitis and uveitis. (