Pediatric uveitis: An update

Oman J Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep;6(3):140-50. doi: 10.4103/0974-620X.122267.


Because of their varied spectrum of clinical presentation and difficulty in management, pediatric uveitis remains a challenge to the ophthalmologist. Variations in clinical presentation, difficulties in eye examination, extended burden of the inflammation over quality of life, limited treatment modalities, risk of amblyopia are the main challenges in the management of pediatric uveitis. Pediatric uveitis is a cause of significant ocular morbidity and severe vision loss is found in 25-33% of such cases. This article summarizes the common causes of uveitis in children with special approach to the evaluation and diagnosis of each clinical entity.

Keywords: Behçet's disease; Juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Parasitic Uveitis; Pars planitis; Pediatric Uveitis; Sarcoidosis; Tubulointestinal nephritis and uveitis.

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