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AN OVERVIEW OF UVEITIS MANAGEMENT APPROACHES

Dina Abdulmannan

Uveitis may exist as a clinical manifestation of an underlying systemic disease or may represent an idiopathic entity, sometimes with a very characteristic pattern. Different forms of uveitis have been defined on the basis of three important variables: chronicity, anatomic location, and underlying aetiology. The evolving understanding of the immune system has resulted in a more targeted approach to manage patients with different forms of uveitis, although clearly this approach is at a very early stage. Diagnosis of uveitis is difficult. Etiologic investigations should take into account the epidemiology of uveitis and should focus on the most severe forms of the disease and those which can be treated. This study was undertaken to establish recommendations for the diagnosis of uveitis. We aimed to review the approaches in manage of uveitis, we conducted search through most important electronic databases, searching relevant studies concerning uveitis management. Although these biologic therapies have provided a larger armamentarium to treat uveitis, challenges remain. Uveitis is not a disease, but a manifestation of many potential systemic diseases that may have specific individual therapeutic targets. Identification and characterization of these underlying diseases are not always possible

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