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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


Study of various causes of anterior uveitis


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Research Article

Author Details : Divya Jain*, Mohd Qamaruddin, Rashmi Rashmi

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 452-456


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Abstract

Introduction: Uveitis is one of the common ophthalmic disorders associated with wide variety of systemic
and ocular syndromes. This study was done to assess the incidence, pathology and clinical manifestations
of anterior uveitis among patients attending ophthalmology department in Shadan Institute of Medical
Sciences, Hyderabad.
Objective: To study the different causes and syndromes associated with anterior uveitis in our hospital
population.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study of 50 cases of anterior uveitis was conducted at the uvea
clinic of our hospital during the period January 2016 to July 2017.
Results: Mean age of presentation was 42.7 years with S.D of 15.1.Acute anterior uveitis was seen in 88%
and the rest 12% were chronic anterior uveitis. Majority of acute anterior uveitis were unilateral (94%).
Majority of the cases that had anterior uveitis were idiopathic (48%). Trauma and spondylo - arthropathy
associated uveitis were the next major causes. Systemic association was absent in 78% of the patients while
22% had anterior uveitis associated with a systemic condition.
Conclusion: The clinical features, relevant investigations and systemic evaluation by medical specialities
helped us in making the final diagnosis of the disease.

Keywords: Anterior uveitis, Causes, Comparison.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijceo.2019.108

How to cite : Jain D, Qamaruddin M, Rashmi R, Study of various causes of anterior uveitis. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2019;5(4):452-456

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