OPHTHALMOLOGY

Role of Surgery in the Patient with Uveitis

Oct 21, 2019 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on Role of Surgery in the Patient with Uveitis

Key concepts • Inflammatory disease needs to be clinically quiescent for at least 3 months before elective surgery is considered. • Adequate immunosuppressive therapy perioperatively is very important. • Surgery…

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Bacterial and Fungal Diseases

Oct 21, 2019 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on Bacterial and Fungal Diseases

Key concepts • Infection remains a common cause of uveitis. Better diagnostic tests are helping to identify specific microbial agents as the cause of a number of uveitic conditions such…

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Spirochetal Diseases

Oct 21, 2019 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on Spirochetal Diseases

Key concepts • Spirochetal disease includes a historical and clinical gamut of infections causing uveitis, including syphilis, endemic syphilis, Lyme disease, relapsing fever, and leptospirosis. • Ocular findings can occur…

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Other Viral Diseases

Oct 21, 2019 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on Other Viral Diseases

Key concepts • Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common cause of inflammatory eye disease. • Keratitis and anterior uveitis are frequent manifestations of HSV disease; secondary glaucoma is an…

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Examination of the Patient with Uveitis

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Key concepts • A thorough ophthalmic examination is critical for both diagnosis and assessing response to therapy. • Use of standardized grading scales for assessing intraocular inflammation can improve patient…

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Diagnostic Testing

Oct 21, 2019 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on Diagnostic Testing

Key concepts • Mistakes in ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate therapy. • Diagnostic tests should be ordered to narrow down the differential diagnosis. •…

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Evidence-Based Medicine in Uveitis

Oct 21, 2019 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on Evidence-Based Medicine in Uveitis

Key concepts • All published literature does not have equal import. • All medical literature, including this book, must be read critically. • Whenever possible, treatment decisions should be based…

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Development of a Differential Diagnosis

Oct 21, 2019 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on Development of a Differential Diagnosis

Key concepts • Diagnosis of uveitis is often challenging and developing an erudite differential diagnosis is a key to success. • Classification of the uveitis is the first step and…

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