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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Patients with posterior uveitis are typically treated with systemic steroids but over time frequently develop serious side effects that can limit effective dosing.
pSivida plans to seek approval for Medidur for posterior uveitis based on six-month data from the two trials and data from a utilization study of pSivida's redesigned proprietary inserter together with data referenced from the Phase III trials of ILUVIEN for DME.
Sight-threatening intermediate and/or posterior uveitis requires treatment.
Infliksimab in the treatment of posterior uveitis in Behcet's disease.
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With respect to the posterior uveitis micro-insert, the FDA's decision to allow us to reference much of the ILUVIEN[R] data for diabetic macular edema (DME), including the clinical safety data, from Alimera Sciences' already-completed pivotal Phase III clinical trials, has the potential to both simplify any future NDA submission and to shorten development time.
Initially, the Company will concentrate on the development of a pharmaceutical system for the delivery of this compound to treat age-related macular degeneration and posterior uveitis.
The FDA recently cleared our IND for the posterior uveitis product we are independently developing, permitting us to move directly to two Phase III clinical trials with a 12 month primary end point of recurrence of uveitis and allowing us to reference much of the data, including the clinical safety data, from the clinical trials for ILUVIEN[R] for Diabetic Macular Edema (DME).
The Company intends to use the proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include funding its clinical trials for posterior uveitis and other business operations.
The FDA has cleared pSivida's Investigational New Drug application (IND) to treat posterior uveitis with the same micro-insert.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Investigational New Drug (IND) application to treat posterior uveitis with pSivida's injectable sustained-release micro-insert.
NASDAQ: PSDV)(ASX: PVA), a leader in developing sustained release, drug delivery products for treatment of back-of-the-eye diseases, today announced the enrollment of the first patient in an investigator-sponsored clinical trial of its injectable sustained release device in posterior uveitis.

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