A psychosomatic approach to idiopathic recurrences of anterior uveitis

Am J Ophthalmol. 1987 Aug 15;104(2):174-8. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(87)90011-0.


We examined 60 patients affected by idiopathic recurrent anterior uveitis and studied the relevance of stressful life events and psychological distress in relation to relapses of the disease. The results were statistically insignificant when compared to the control groups. We found that neither life events nor psychological distress played a contributory role in this disease.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders*
  • Recurrence
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Uveitis, Anterior / psychology*