Ozurdex use in noninfectious uveitis

Burkholder et al. reported the practice patterns of 45 respondents of approximately 176 surveyed members of the American Uveitis Society regarding the use of the Ozurdex implant. Most respondents performed the injection in either a procedure (41.0%) or clinic (23.1%)...

Differential inhibition of EAU by CTLA4 and IL-6

Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA4) binds both CD80 and Cd86 and inhibits T lymphocyte activation via CD28. Il-6 is a pleiotropic cytokine that has been associated with many autoimmune conditions including uveitis. Blockade of these molecules by either CTLA4-Ig, a...

Smoking and Behçet’s disease

This study aimed to investigate the relationship between smoking and prognosis of ocular Behçet’s disease (BD). Records of 202 patients with ocular features of BD were reviewed from a Turkish hospital. Patients were divided into two groups according to their...

Three years of experience with quantiferon-TB Gold Testing in patients with uveitis

Quantiferon-TB Gold is a new alternative to the tuberculin skin test that utilises synthetic peptides representing M. tuberculosis antigens ESAT-6, CFP-10, TB7.7 and upon incubation with whole blood IFN-γ is released from pre-sensitised T cells and can be measured by...

Ocular blood flow changes in Behcet disease

This study evaluates ocular blood flow changes in both ocular Behcets disease (BD) and non-ocular BD (with or without thrombotic disease) and compares these findings with a healthy control group. A total of 90 eyes with BD were evaluated with...

Choroidal thickness in ocular sarcoidosis by OCT measurement

This is the first study to evaluate the choroidal thickness in patients with ocular sarcoidosis during the quiescent phase using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) and comparing with normal subjects. Ocular sarcoidosis may affect the choroidal circulation (occlusive...

Uveitis in HIV infected persons

Before the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), uveitis, in particular cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, was the most common cause of visual loss in patients with AIDS. HAART has altered the cause of ocular disease in HIV infected individuals by...

Enzymatic clearance of anterior chamber infiltrate in uveitis

Aqueous humour (AH) which fills the anterior chamber (AC) of the eye provides nutrients to the cornea and the lens. Clearance of cellular and particular matter from AH is necessary for good visual acuity. In part this is achieved by...

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