posterior uveitis

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Inflammation of the choroid. Compare: choroidopathy, chorioretinopathy.
Synonym(s): posterior uveitis

posterior uveitis

uveitis involving the posterior segment of the eye, including choroiditis and chorioretinitis.


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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The report reviews pipeline therapeutics for Posterior Uveitis by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources
Posterior uveitis is a chronic, non-infectious inflammatory disease affecting the posterior segment of the eye, often involving the retina, which is a leading cause of blindness in the developed and developing countries.
Usefulness of aqueous humor analysis for the diagnosis of posterior uveitis.
He was diagnosed to have posterior uveitis of the right eye secondary to syphilis.
6,8) It typically manifests with granulomatous anterior uveitis (nongranulomatous inflammation is rare) with or without iris nodules; intermediate uveitis; ciliary body tuberculoma; posterior uveitis, often in the form of choroidal tubercle or tuberculoma; retinal vasculitis (particularly venous); vitritis; retinal hemorrhages; neovascularization; serpiginous-like choroiditis; and rarely, neuroretinitis, endophthalmitis, or panophthalmitis.
The Company is developing EYS606, an innovative combination product associating a DNA plasmid encoding a therapeutic protein with an injection-electroporation device, for the treatment of Non-Infectious Posterior Uveitis (NIU).
The company's retisert is an intravitreal drug implant for the treatment of chronic non-infectious posterior uveitis.
The company said the US FDA has cleared regulatory path for medidur for posterior uveitis, the third leading cause of blindness in developed countries.
pSivida's lead product candidate, Medidur for the treatment of posterior uveitis, is currently in pivotal phase III clinical trials.
Most of the time patients are misdiagnosed as intermediate or posterior uveitis and receive steroid treatment.

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