Endogenous uveitis: current treatment concepts (2023)

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Patient's medical careuveitisUsually requires the use of systemically administered drugs, including corticosteroids,cytotoxic agent, andCyclosporine.Physicians unfamiliar with inflammatory eye diseases may be required to be involved in the care of these patients due to the potential side effects of these drugs. The most important criteria for deciding when and how to treat patients with uveitis are the location and severity of inflammation, the degree of inflammationvision, and the potential to restore vision with treatment. Slit lamp examination, indirectOphthalmoscope, andfluorescein angiographyIt can be used to evaluate visual loss in patients with endogenous uveitis. The main goal of treatment is to preventdrug side effects.Frequent reassessment will help ensure adequate treatment and minimize adverse drug effects.

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Mechanisms of Vision Loss Caused by Uveitis

The eye is a tightly-organized structure designed to convert light energy into electrical signals recognizable by the cerebral cortex, which is then interpreted as vision. Small changes in Earth's structure and function can profoundly alter the eye's ability to perform its visual tasks. Because damage from intraocular inflammation is rarely limited to one structure within the eye, vision loss in patients with uveitis is often multifactorial. Some common mechanisms of

Evaluation for vision loss in endogenous uveitis

Although the use of the Snellen eye chart can measure the overall function of the eye with uveitis, a careful ophthalmic examination and ancillary tests are needed to determine the extent and mechanism of vision loss in patients with uveitis. In patients with vision loss due to anterior segment disease, changes to the lens and cornea are often responsible for the loss of vision. Anterior segment pathology is best seen with careful slit-lamp examination. cornea,

reason for treatment

Alleviating a patient's symptoms is the rationale for treating most diseases. The most important criteria in deciding when and how to treat a patient with uveitis are the location and severity of the inflammation, the degree of vision, and the likelihood of vision recovery following treatment. Most cases of uveitis appear to be self-limited, ranging from one isolated episode to multiple episodes and persistent deterioration. The main purpose of treatment is to prevent permanent

case report

In October 1986, a 56-year-old man presented with a 1-month history of blurred vision, mouth ulcers, and a pustular rash. He had 20/60 vision in the right eye and 20/50 vision in the left eye with active inflammation of the vitreous and retina consistent with a diagnosis of Behcet's disease. The patient was treated with prednisone (60 mg/day), and vision improved to 20/20 in both eyes within 2 weeks. The prednisone regimen was tapered and then discontinued.

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medical treatement

Just as the severity of uveitis ranges from extremely mild to vision-threatening, so too does treatment range from the mere observation of systemic administration of toxic drugs. Mild inflammation, such as post-traumatic iritis from a corneal abrasion, usually resolves without treatment. Chronic low-grade inflammation in Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis does not respond to treatment and should not be treated because topical corticosteroids may only accelerate cataract development,

Surgical treatment

Eye surgery in patients with uveitis can be divided into two categories: (1) surgery to correct damage caused by recurrent inflammation and (2) surgery to provide tissue for diagnosis. Cataract and glaucoma surgery are the most common corrective surgeries. Post-inflammatory scarring often damages the eye's aqueous humor outflow pathway and leads to glaucoma. A fistula is designed to divert the aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the

Immunology progress

Research over the past 10 years has provided insight into the pathogenesis of endogenous uveitis. Although conventional wisdom has long held that the pathogenesis of uveitis is based on type III hypersensitivity (immune complexes), current research points to T cell-mediated cellular events leading to ocular inflammation.

The discovery of an ocular antigen that produces ocular inflammation has helped researchers understand the immune process involved in endogenous uveitis, and

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Over the past 20 years, there have been encouraging advances in the treatment of endogenous uveitis, mainly due to the availability of immunosuppressive therapeutic drugs and the expanded understanding of uveitis pathogenesis. Most episodes of mild or moderate ocular inflammation are manageable and vision is preserved. Nonetheless, certain types of uveitis—for example, ocular Behçet disease with posterior involvement—are still associated with poor prognosis, despite


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    What is the latest treatment for uveitis? ›

    Corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment in uveitis and can be administered via multiple routes: topical, local injections (periocular or intraocular), or systemically via oral or intravenous routes.

    What is endogenous uveitis of the eye? ›

    The term “endogenous uveitis” is used to describe ocular inflammatory disorders associated with no known infections or other exogenous causes. Uveitis associated with systemic diseases of unknown causes, such as sarcoidosis and Behçet's syndrome, also is included in this category (Table 1).

    What causes endogenous anterior uveitis? ›

    Viral infections are the most common infectious underlying etiology of anterior uveitis. Increased IOP, iris atrophy, and unilateral presentations are common with viral etiologies. Herpes simplex 1 and 2 are ubiquitous in humans and acquired via direct contact with active infection.

    Is uveitis a virus or bacteria? ›

    Uveitis can also be caused by an infection, such as: toxoplasmosis – an infection caused by a parasite. herpes simplex virus – the virus responsible for cold sores. varicella-zoster virus – the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles.

    Is there a new drug approved for uveitis? ›

    Both flucinolone acetonide implant and dexamethasone intravitreal implant are currently the only FDA approved drugs for uveitis.

    What autoimmune disease causes uveitis? ›

    Autoimmune conditions that may be associated with uveitis include:
    • rheumatoid arthritis.
    • ankylosing spondylitis.
    • psoriasis.
    • arthritis.
    • ulcerative colitis.
    • Kawasaki disease.
    • Crohn's disease.
    • sarcoidosis.

    Does uveitis lead to blindness? ›

    Uveitis is a general term used to describe a group of diseases that cause red eyes, eye pain and inflammation. These diseases typically affect the uvea, the eye's middle layer. They can also affect other parts of the eye. If not treated, uveitis can cause permanent blindness or vision loss.

    How long does uveitis of the eye last? ›

    Uveitis symptoms may occur quickly in an acute form (lasts less than six weeks) or slowly in a chronic form (lasts longer than six weeks). These symptoms may get worse fast, and also may affect one or both eyes.

    What foods should you avoid with uveitis? ›

    All of these foods are natural antioxidants and deliver anti-inflammatory effects. Meanwhile, patients should be aware of any processed food, high salt, oils, butter, sugar, and animal products. Dietary supplements like vitamin D, cod liver oil, and multivitamins can also help in managing RA according to the article.

    Can dry eyes cause uveitis? ›

    Interestingly, 20% had dry eye signs, and the most common cause of uveitis in patients with ocular surface disease was idiopathic (26.8%) and sarcoidosis (24.4%), concluding a higher incidence of ocular surface, corneal, and eyelid margin disease in patients with panuveitis.

    How can I reduce inflammation in my eyes naturally? ›

    Because of aloe vera's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, some natural healers recommend using it to alleviate sore eyes. Mix 1 teaspoon of fresh aloe vera gel into 2 tablespoons of cold water, and then soak cotton rounds in the mixture. Place the soaked cotton rounds on your closed eyes for 10 minutes.

    What is the most common reason causing uveitis? ›

    Uveitis is inflammation inside your eye. Inflammation usually happens when your immune system is fighting an infection. Sometimes uveitis means your immune system is fighting an eye infection — but it can also happen when your immune system attacks healthy tissue in your eyes.

    Can uveitis be caused by COVID? ›

    Results: We report three cases of COVID-19 patients who developed uveitis during or after the course of their sickness with COVID-19. All patients underwent a detailed eye examination, relevant history and investigations did not prove any other cause of uveitis.

    Can uveitis be caused by stress? ›

    Many uveitis patients retrospectively report stressful life events occurring prior to the onset or recurrence of uveitis.

    What is the best vitamin for uveitis? ›

    A multivitamin daily , containing the antioxidant vitamins A, C, E, the B vitamins, and trace minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, and selenium. These vitamins and minerals are good for eye health and overall health. One small study suggested that vitamin C and E may help reduce symptoms of anterior uveitis.

    What vitamin is deficient in uveitis? ›

    Vitamin D supplementation was found to be associated with decreased uveitis activity, as was sun exposure in those with vitamin D deficiency.

    How do I get rid of uveitis permanently? ›

    Most cases of uveitis can be treated with steroid medicine. A medicine called prednisolone is usually used. Steroids work by disrupting the normal function of the immune system so it no longer releases the chemicals that cause inflammation.

    What are the 2 drugs used in uveitis? ›

    Methotrexate and mycophenolate mofetil are commonly used medications. They work by suppressing the immune system.

    What eye drops are best for uveitis? ›

    Steroid eye drops, such as prednisolone and dexamethasone, are usually sufficient for anterior uveitis treatment. This is because the inflammation is at the front of the eye at the level of the iris and ciliary body.

    Which steroid is most potent in uveitis? ›

    Prednisone is the most common corticosteroid used orally in the treatment of uveitis. The initiation of therapy is typically 0.5–1 mg/kg daily followed by a slow taper once the inflammation is under control. [3] Optimally, the dose should be less than 0.1 mg/kg daily within 3 months of initiating therapy.

    What cancers cause uveitis? ›

    Causes of uveitis

    It can be due to cancers that affect your eye, such as lymphoma or leukemia. It can also be due to autoimmune diseases or immunodeficiency disorders such as: AIDS. lupus.

    What are three syndromes associated with uveitis? ›

    Systemic disorders that can be associated with uveitis include:
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    • Ankylosing spondylitis.
    • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
    • psoriatic arthritis.
    • reactive arthritis.
    • Behçet's disease.
    • inflammatory bowel disease.
    • Whipple's disease.

    Who is uveitis most common in? ›

    Uveitis affects just 38 per 100,000 people, but like most autoimmune diseases, it often presents in patients younger than 40 years of age and is the fourth leading cause of blindness among younger patients in the Western world.

    What percentage of people go blind from uveitis? ›

    Vision loss from uveitis can vary based on the location of the inflammation. A 25% loss of visual acuity occurs in 1% to 4% of patients with anterior uveitis, 43% of patients with posterior uveitis, 66% of patients with intermediate uveitis, and 40% of patients with panuveitis.

    Is uveitis a disability? ›

    The VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities provides that uveitis, in chronic form, is to be rated from 10 percent to 100 percent for impairment of visual acuity or field loss, pain, rest-requirements, or episodic incapacity, combining an additional rating of 10 percent during continuance of active pathology.

    Can you still drive with uveitis? ›

    Uveitis and driving

    If your uveitis has been treated successfully without affecting your vision, it won't affect your ability to drive. However, your sight may be temporarily affected by the condition. Chronic uveitis can affect your central vision or your peripheral vision which is also needed for driving.

    What is the average age for uveitis? ›

    Though it most typically affects patients ages 20 to 60 years, there are subtypes of uveitis that are more common in older individuals.

    What is the success rate of treatment for uveitis? ›

    Treatment success was achieved in 13 patients (68%) on tacrolimus and 12 patients (67%) on cyclosporine. Although tacrolimus and cyclosporine were found to be similarly efficacious in the treatment of intermediate and posterior uveitis, tacrolimus was associated with a more favorable safety profile.

    Do glasses help with uveitis? ›

    Dark glasses, eye drops to dilate the pupil and relieve pain, and steroid eye drops to reduce inflammation or irritation are all used to treat anterior uveitis.

    What are red flags for uveitis? ›

    Red flag signs and symptoms

    Reduced visual acuity. Moderate to severe pain. Headache. Photophobia — this can be a symptom of acute uveitis, corneal ulcer, contact lens-related red eye, or corneal foreign body.

    Does sunlight affect uveitis? ›

    Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is one of the risk factors for uveitis, but the role of UVR in the pathogenesis of uveitic injury is unclear.

    Can sugar cause uveitis? ›

    When it comes to diabetes and eyes, iritis also known as diabetic anterior uveitis. This condition is known to be caused due to the inflammation of the iris with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels).

    Can lack of sleep cause uveitis? ›

    The odds of uveitis attack within the following month were about nine times in those with stress, and 12 times with sleep deprivation.

    How does uveitis make you feel? ›

    Symptoms of uveitis

    eye pain – usually a dull ache in or around your eye, which may be worse when focusing. eye redness. sensitivity to light (photophobia) blurred or cloudy vision.

    What does vision look like with uveitis? ›

    Possible symptoms include: floaters — spots in the eye that look like tiny rods or chains of transparent bubbles floating around in the field of vision. eye pain and redness. general vision problems, including blurred or cloudy vision.

    What can I drink for eye inflammation? ›

    Not only drinking green tea is good for your health, but even the cooled tea bags also have some potential health benefits. Green tea has some powerful anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Putting the cooled tea bags on top of your eyes can soothe inflammation and reduce swelling of the eyes.

    How do you prevent uveitis flare ups? ›

    In some people, stress is a trigger factor for uveitis and also other eye conditions, such as central serous chorioretinopathy. Having sufficient rest ensures that your body and eyes recover from daily exertions. Schedule some time to relax your mind and body daily, even if only for 5 minutes.

    Is turmeric good for uveitis? ›

    If you are being treated for uveitis, tell all of your providers about any herbs you are considering taking. Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Has antioxidant properties and may help boost the immune system. One small study suggested turmeric may help reduce symptoms of chronic uveitis, but the study was not well designed.

    What causes flare in uveitis? ›

    What causes aqueous flare? Aqueous flare occurs with one type of uveitis, namely, anterior uveitis or inflammation in the anterior chamber. Uveitis is a general term given to inflammation within the eye, and anterior uveitis may be caused by infections, non-infectious conditions and trauma.

    Can tooth infection cause uveitis? ›

    Eye problems following a dental infection

    An infection or dental abscess of the tooth can easily spread by continuity and be the cause of uveitis (infection of the tooth uvea) or other infections such as those in the tear duct, eye socket, lower eyelid, etc.

    Can sinusitis cause uveitis? ›

    Infections are a frequent situation among children, and sinusitis complicates upper respiratory tract infections in 5-10% of cases [7]. Uveitis originating from a sinusitis is a very infrequent event.

    What is the new eye disease after corona? ›

    Conjunctivitis or tearing can be the first presentation and even sole manifestation in a patient with the COVID-19 infection. Several ocular manifestations of COVID-19 have been observed, including retinovascular disease, uveitis, optic neuropathies, and orbital fungal co-infections.

    How long does it take to treat uveitis? ›

    With treatment, uveitis may clear up in as little as 2-5 weeks although depending on the severity, it may take several months to resolve. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical when dealing with uveitis.

    What drugs cause uveitis? ›

    Most reports of uveitis or scleritis have been after pamidronate disodium, but inflammation has also been reported after zoledronate, alendronate sodium, risedronate sodium, and etidronate sodium. Bisphosphonates stimulate the production of a distinct group of T cells which inhibit bone resorption.

    Is uveitis a symptom of MS? ›

    The association between uveitis and MS has been known for several decades. The frequency of uveitis in MS patients ranges from 0.4 to 26.9%, and the prevalence of MS in patients with uveitis is 1%-14% [4, 7]. The subtype of uveitis that is most commonly associated with MS is “intermediate” uveitis.

    Does uveitis make you tired? ›

    Yes, fatigue is a symptom of uveitis. Other symptoms include blurred and cloudy vision, eye pain, or eye redness.

    What causes uveitis to flare up? ›

    Inflammation usually happens when your immune system is fighting an infection. Sometimes uveitis means your immune system is fighting an eye infection — but it can also happen when your immune system attacks healthy tissue in your eyes.

    What are the best eye vitamins for uveitis? ›

    A multivitamin daily , containing the antioxidant vitamins A, C, E, the B vitamins, and trace minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, and selenium. These vitamins and minerals are good for eye health and overall health. One small study suggested that vitamin C and E may help reduce symptoms of anterior uveitis.

    What is the best cure for uveitis? ›

    Most cases of uveitis can be treated with steroid medicine. A medicine called prednisolone is usually used. Steroids work by disrupting the normal function of the immune system so it no longer releases the chemicals that cause inflammation.

    What are the FDA approved treatments for uveitis? ›

    Approximately half of patients with uveitis need more than corticosteroid treatment to prevent vision loss. Corticosteroid eye drops were the first medication FDA approved to treat non-infectious uveitis but adalimumab (humira) is now an FDA-approved treatment for uveitis.

    How do you treat autoimmune uveitis? ›

    Treatment. The treatment of uveitis depends on the location of inflammation within the eye, the extent of inflammation, and the underlying cause. First line treatment often involves administration of steroid medications to help reduce inflammation, which may be given via eye drops or pills.

    What autoimmune disease is linked to uveitis? ›

    Diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) are commonly associated with these type of manifestations. On the other hand, anterior uveitis typically appears as the initial manifestation in autoinflammatory diseases such as ankylosing spondilitis (AS) (2).

    What vitamin deficiency causes uveitis? ›

    “We found that patients with uveitis were more likely to have low levels of vitamin D. More significantly, patients with active uveitis were more likely to have even lower levels of vitamin D,” Associate Professor Lim says.

    What is the number one vitamin for eyes? ›

    1. Vitamin A (and beta carotene)

    Can probiotics help uveitis? ›

    Other strategies that are directed at the intestinal microbiota that might be effective to treat uveitis include dietary changes, probiotics, or fecal microbial transplantation.

    Can vitamin D deficiency cause uveitis? ›

    Conclusions and relevance: In this retrospective study, lower vitamin D levels were associated with an increased risk of noninfectious anterior uveitis.

    What foods heal uveitis? ›

    Choose green, leafy vegetables and peppers, and fruits such as blueberries, tomatoes, and cherries. These supplements may also help: A multivitamin daily, containing the antioxidant vitamins A, C, E, the B vitamins, and trace minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, and selenium.

    Can stress bring on uveitis? ›

    In the uveitis service of our department of ophthalmology many uveitis patients report an association between stress and uveitis. They perceive stress preceding the beginning or the recurrence of uveitis.

    What is a natural anti-inflammatory for eyes? ›

    Aloe vera. Because of aloe vera's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, some natural healers recommend using it to alleviate sore eyes. Mix 1 teaspoon of fresh aloe vera gel into 2 tablespoons of cold water, and then soak cotton rounds in the mixture.


    1. Lecture: Uveitis Therapeutics: Noninfectious Uveitis
    2. Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, on Sirolimus’s Potential to Change Uveitis Treatment
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    4. Anterior Uveitis
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    5. WWOR 2021 Uveitis and Inflammation
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    6. Uveitis webinar 2 - Basic Uveitis 2 - February 6, 2021
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