posterior uveitis


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cho·roid·i·tis

(kō'roy-dī'tis),
Inflammation of the choroid. Compare: choroidopathy, chorioretinopathy.
Synonym(s): posterior uveitis
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Infliksimab in the treatment of refractory posterior uveitis. Ophthalmology 2003; 110: 1449-53.
Fluorescein angiography (FA) is useful for assessing the degree of vasculitis in posterior uveitis and differentiating between ischaemic and inflammatory neovasularisation.
This is the first of two pivotal trials required by the FDA for approval of the company's micro-insert for the treatment of posterior uveitis. These trials are planned to involve approximately 15 US clinical sites and additional sites world-wide.
We extrapolated further information and summarized the results according to the standardization of uveitis nomenclature, which comprises the following: anterior uveitis, intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, panuveitis, retinitis and retinal vasculitis, necrotizing retinitis, choroiditis, serous retinal detachment, macular edema, neuroretinitis, papillitis, and optic edema.
All patients were candidates for pars plana vitrectomy due to their refractory posterior uveitis not responding to immunosuppressive drugs.
Birdshot retinochoroiditis is a posterior uveitis which is typically bilateral and results in inflammation of the choroid and the retina [3].
Eight eyes (12.50%) had intermediate uveitis, 3 (4.69%) had posterior uveitis, and 10 (15.62%) had panuveitis (Table 2).
Drug delivery products company pSivida Corp (NasdaqGM:PSDV)(ASX:PVA.AX) reported on Thursday the receipt of clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Investigational New Drug (IND) application to treat posterior uveitis with its injectable sustained-release micro-insert.
Messaoud, "New infectious etiologies for posterior uveitis," Ophtalmic Research, vol.
Ocular herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection may involve the anterior and posterior parts of the eye and results in various clinical disorders including blepharoconjunctivitis, scleritis, episcleritis, keratitis, anterior uveitis, and posterior uveitis. (1-4) Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is one of the most common infectious causes of uveitis.
pSivida added that, in collaboration with Pfizer, it is also independently developing a product to treat uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye (posterior uveitis) and a product to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Recent case reports suggest FAF as a promising tool for monitoring eyes with posterior uveitis helping to predict final visual outcome.

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