Panuveitis

Common Name(s)

Panuveitis

Panuveitis is a serious disease that causes inflammation of the eye. “Uveitis” refers to general inflammation of a portion of the eye, usually just the front of the eye. In panuveitis, however, both the front and the back of the eye are affected. The affected region is known as the uveal tract, which is composed of the iris, the choroid, and the ciliary body. The iris is the colored back of your eye that controls the size of your pupil. The choroid is the inner lining of the eye that contains blood vessels. The ciliary body produces fluid to keep your eye moist. All of these structures are important for vision, and inflammation of these components can cause visual problems.

The cause of panuveitis is generally unknown, but there are some links to other diseases such as syphilis, sarcoidosis, toxoplasmosis, and tuberculosis. Some other possible causes may include infections, tumors, bruises, and toxins in the eyes. The main symptoms of panuveitis are eye pain, blurred vision, vision loss, light sensitivity, redness of the eyes, and seeing spots. Because panuveitis can spread rapidly through the eye, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as any symptoms occur to prevent permanent damage or blindness. Panuveitis is usually diagnosed through an eye exam, and treatment typically includes medications to suppress the inflammation, such as local steroids. Support groups are available for more information and resources.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Panuveitis" returned 49 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Topiramate-induced acute angle closure with severe panuveitis: A challenging case report.
 

Author(s): Padmamalini Mahendradas, Snehanka Parab, Rajesh Sasikumar, Ankush Kawali, Bhujang K Shetty

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 09;66(9):1342-1344.

 

A 36-year-old female presented with the complaints of pain, photophobia, redness, and sudden diminution of vision in both the eyes following topiramate for migraine treatment. On examination, there was panuveitis with angle-closure glaucoma in both the eyes with fibrinous exudate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Multifocal Choroiditis and Panuveitis - difficulties in diagnosis and treatment.
 

Author(s): Neacșu Gheorghe Boricean, Oana Roxana Scripcă

Journal: Rom J Ophthalmol. ;61(4):293-298.

 

We present the case of a 49-year-old patient who was treated with Aripriprazole in context of Paranoid Schizophrenia. The patient had a history of numerous Panuveitis recurrences for the left eye, which led to a marked decrease of the vision VA-NLP and was diagnosed with Multifocal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Corticosteroid-Related Adverse Events Systematically Increase with Corticosteroid Dose in Noninfectious Intermediate, Posterior, or Panuveitis: Post Hoc Analyses from the VISUAL-1 and VISUAL-2 Trials.
 

Author(s): Eric B Suhler, Jennifer E Thorne, Manish Mittal, Keith A Betts, Samir Tari, Anne Camez, Yanjun Bao, Avani Joshi

Journal: Ophthalmology. 2017 12;124(12):1799-1807.

 

Chronic use of corticosteroids for the treatment of uveitis has been linked with drug-associated toxicity and adverse events (AEs). This study examines the association between corticosteroid dosage and incidence rates of corticosteroid-related AEs.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Panuveitis" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A systematic review and economic evaluation of adalimumab and dexamethasone for treating non-infectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis or panuveitis in adults.
 

Author(s): Hazel Squires, Edith Poku, Inigo Bermejo, Katy Cooper, John Stevens, Jean Hamilton, Ruth Wong, Alastair Denniston, Ian Pearce, Fahd Quhill

Journal: Health Technol Assess. 2017 11;21(68):1-170.

 

Non-infectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis and panuveitis are a heterogeneous group of inflammatory eye disorders. Management includes local and systemic corticosteroids, immunosuppressants and biological drugs.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Panuveitis with oral and genital ulcer misdiagnosed as Behcet's disease: two cases report and literature review].
 

Author(s): Y Wang, L Yang, Z L Zhang

Journal: Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2016 10;48(5):910-914.

 

Here we reported two patients who presented with panuveitis and were transferred from ophthalmologists to rheumatologists, for both the patients had oral and genital ulcers. They were misdiagnosed with Behcet's disease at first glance. Two young males presented with acute uveitis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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SEVERE PANUVEITIS, RETINAL VASCULITIS, AND OPTIC DISK GRANULOMA SECONDARY TO SARCOIDOSIS.
 

Author(s): Michael Patterson, Chris S Bergstrom, W Lloyd Clark, Hans E Grossniklaus, John F Payne

Journal: Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 ;10(4):341-4.

 

To report a case of panuveitis, retinal vasculitis, and optic disk granuloma due to sarcoidosis.

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Efficacy and Safety of H.P. Acthar® Gel in Subjects With Severe Noninfectious Intermediate Uveitis, Posterior Uveitis, or Panuveitis NIPPU
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis, Posterior; Uveitis, Intermediate; Panuveitis

 

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2018

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Evaluation of EYS606 in Patients With Non-infectious Posterior, Intermediate or Panuveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Non-infectious Uveitis

 

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2017

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