Uveitis

Researchers find arthritis therapy ‘effective’ for noninfectious uveitisTocilizumab, a recombinant humanized, antihuman monoclonal antibody, can be effective in improving visual acuity and reducing vitreous haze in patients with noninfectious uveitis, according to a recent study.
Adalimumab promising in treating JIA-associated uveitis, study findsJIA-associated uveitis is a challenging inflammatory condition in the pediatric population. Adalimumab was found to be effective and safe in reducing ocular imflammation within 2 months and well tolerated over 12 months in JIA-associated uveitis.
SAKURA program reinforces efficacy, safety of intravitreal sirolimusResults from the Study Assessing double-masKed Uveitis tREAtrement (SAKURA) program support the efficacy and safety of intravitreal sirolimus 440 mcg (Opsiria, Santen) for treating noninfectious uveitis of the posterior segment, said Pauline T. Merrill, MD.
Cataract, glaucoma surgery in uveitis patients present added challengesCataract surgery in patients with coexisting uveitis is more challenging than managing either condition alone. Surgeons must answer a different set of questions and consider alternative management strategies, said Debra A. Goldstein, MD, FRSC, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Uveitis Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.
Multimodal imaging approach useful in treatment of uveitisTo evaluate patients with uveitis, a tailored multimodal imaging approach can be very helpful both in the clinic and in clinical trials. With selective imaging, you can integrate and correlate the data from different images for a more conclusive diagnosis.
Adalimumab effective but not a cure for uveitisAdalimumab (Humira, AbbVie), an immunosuppressive biologic therapy, improves the symptoms of noninfectious active uveitis, but causes some adverse events and does not cure the disease, researchers say.
Identifying new forms of infectious uveitis
Identifying new forms of infectious uveitisEvidence suggests more ophthalmologists should perform aqueous sampling and viral testing in hypertensive anterior uveitis cases.
Differentiating among mosquito-borne forms of uveitis
Differentiating among mosquito-borne forms of uveitisClinicians should recognize the symptoms of West Nile virus, Dengue fever, and Chikungunya that are spread by mosquitos and can have ocular manifestations.