anterior uveitis

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inflammation involving the ciliary body and iris.

anterior uveitis

Iritis, nongranulomatous uveitis Ophthalmology Inflammation of the anterior eye classically associated with autoimmune disease–eg, rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis


inflammation of the uvea.

anterior uveitis
inflammation of the anterior uveal tract, i.e. iridocyclitis. Signs include pain, blepharospasm, tearing, conjunctivitis, constricted pupil, reduced intraocular pressure, aqueous flare, and sometimes keratic precipitates and hypopyon.
endogenous uveitis
arising from causes within the body.
equine recurrent uveitis
see periodic ophthalmia.
exogenous uveitis
arising from causes external to the body.
granulomatous uveitis
associated with toxoplasmosis and systemic mycotic infections such as cryptococcosis, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis and candidiasis.
heterochromic uveitis
see heterochromic iridocyclitis.
lens-induced uveitis
caused by escape of lens protein into the aqueous, initiating an immune response.
phacolytic uveitis
associated with resorption of hypermature cataracts in which there is rupture of the lens capsule and release of lens proteins.
phacoclastic uveitis
caused by disruption of the anterior lens capsule and leakage of lens proteins.
posterior uveitis
inflammation of the ciliary body and choroid.
recurrent equine uveitis
see periodic ophthalmia.
sympathetic uveitis
see sympathetic ophthalmia.
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Because of improvement of the anterior uveitis and the presence of a corneal ulcer, diclofenac was discontinued OS but treatment with diclofenac OD and meloxicam PO were continued because of posterior segment inflammation OU.
Acute anterior uveitis is the most frequent extra-articular manifestation in patients with AS, (8) and this can be the initial symptom of SpA, especially if the patients have been diagnosed with uSpA.
The majority of JIA consists of the oligo-JIA subtype, with a relatively high risk of asymptomatic anterior uveitis.
9) A fourth case of acute nongranulomatous anterior uveitis possibly associated with alendronate has recently been reported.
Patients with severe anterior uveitis are typically treated aggressively with a potent topical steroid agent during the initial stage of inflammation.
Unlike oligo-JIA, anterior uveitis is uncommon and patients, therefore, are recommended to have only yearly screening with slit lamp examinations.
One patient with bilateral anterior uveitis was treated with topical prednisolone 1%.
Patients who had only iridocyclitis, either with or without hypopyon, were classified as having anterior uveitis.
Uveitis can be classified according to its location: anterior uveitis occurs in the front of the eye, intermediate uveitis occurs in the middle section of the eye, and posterior uveitis occurs at the back of the eye.
Aldeyra plans to use the proceeds for its upcoming Phase II clinical trials in Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome (SLS) and noninfectious anterior uveitis, working capital, and general corporate purposes.

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