Clinical features and prognosis in Fuchs' uveitis syndrome

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982 Oct;100(10):1622-6. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040600009.

Abstract

Fuchs' uveitis syndrome has a characteristic clinical appearance but is frequently overlooked when heterochromia is subtle or absent. In this series of 54 patients, additional features of this syndrome are described, including absent or reversed heterochromia, occasional peripheral anterior synechia, spontaneous hyphema, rubeosis, venous sheathing, and corneal edema. Cataracts and glaucoma were more frequent and associated with a poorer prognosis than previously reported. Topical applications of corticosteroids are occasionally useful, but the patients later become refractory.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cataract / diagnosis
  • Child
  • Choroiditis / diagnosis
  • Corneal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Glaucoma / diagnosis
  • Gonioscopy
  • Humans
  • Iris Diseases / diagnosis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Retinal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Retinal Vessels
  • Syndrome
  • Uvea / pathology
  • Uveitis / diagnosis*
  • Uveitis / drug therapy
  • Uveitis, Anterior / diagnosis
  • Visual Acuity

Substances

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones