6) It may also present as an intermediate uveitis in the form of pars planitis
, giving rise to vitritis, vitreous snowballs and snow-banking, peripheral granulomas and vascular sheathing.
That began a nine-year saga of many conventional ophthalmologic interventions to treat her retinal tears, uveitis, pars planitis, retinal scarring, macular edema, synechia, glaucoma, and cataracts.
1) Pars planitis (also called intermediate uveitis) is an inflammation of the uvea, part of the choroid lining in the eye which contains the blood vessels, that causes white blood cells and other inflammatory exudate to enter the vitreous humor (see Figure 1) and make white blobs (snowballs) build up, which impairs the vision and can lead to cataract, severe inflammatory glaucoma, swelling of the macula, retinal atrophy, and hemorrhage into the vitreous.
Since the pars planitis is an inflammatory process, it seemed important to use all the anti-inflammatory oils, omega-3s, omega-5s (cetyl myristoleate), and omega-6s (primrose oil).
Inflammatory etiologies include uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome, sympathetic ophthalmia, sarcoidosis, pars planitis
, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, birdshot chorioretinopathy, Behcet disease, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease, sterile endophthalmitis, multifocal choroiditis, and acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy.
Practical knowledge and current developments are delivered in an engaging question-and-answer format through 21 chapters covering the basic mechanisms of ocular inflammation; signs, symptoms, and classification of uveitis; laboratory testing techniques; local and systemic treatments for all forms of uveitis; complications of the disease; systemic disease associations of uveitic conditions; differential diagnosis of different presentations; pars planitis
and intermediate uveitis; infectious and autoimmune forms of posterior uveitis; and a review of the white dot syndromes.
OLM is characterized by endophthalmitis, uveitis, pars planitis
and granuloma formation (Gillespie et.