Pars planitis

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Pars planitis

Pars planitis is a disease of the eye in which there is inflammation of the pars plana, a small area of tissue next to the iris that is responsible for making aqueous humor (the fluid in the eye that nourishes the lens and cornea).  Pars planitis is often referred to as intermediate uveitis because the pars plana is a part of the uvea.   This condition most often affects young men and is generally not associated with any other disease or symptoms (idiopathic). However, there have been a few case reports of an association with Crohn's disease, and some experts suggest a possible association with multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis, cat scratch or Lyme disease.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pars planitis" returned 7 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Challenges with cataract surgery in pars planitis patients.
 

Author(s): Andrzej Grzybowski, Piotr Kanclerz, Uwe Pleyer

Journal: Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol.. 2017 08;255(8):1483-1484.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pars planitis is associated with an increased frequency of effector-memory CD57+ T cells.
 

Author(s): Miguel Pedroza-Seres, Marisela Linares, Stephanie Voorduin, Rojas-Ramos Enrique, Ricardo Lascurain, Yonathan Garfias, Maria Carmen Jimenez-Martinez

Journal: Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Oct;91(10):1393-8.

 

To evaluate the frequency, phenotype and the potential function of CD57+ T cell subsets in patients with pars planitis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Valsalva retinopathy: diagnostic challenges in a patient with pars-planitis.
 

Author(s): Sofia Androudi, Muna Ahmed, Periklis Brazitikos, C Stephen Foster

Journal: Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2005 Apr;83(2):256-7.

 

To describe a case of Valsalva retinopathy in a patient with pars-planitis and to discuss its management.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pars planitis" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Immunopathogenic Background of Pars Planitis.
 

Author(s): Joanna Przeździecka-Dołyk, Agnieszka Węgrzyn, Anna Turno-Kręcicka, Marta Misiuk-Hojło

Journal: Arch. Immunol. Ther. Exp. (Warsz.). 2016 Apr;64(2):127-37.

 

Pars planitis is defined as an intermediate uveitis of unknown background of systemic disease with characteristic formations such as vitreous snowballs, snowbanks and changes in peripheral retina. The incidence of pars planitis varies 2.4-15.4 % of the uveitis patients. The pathogenesis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A clinical and histopathological review of intermediate uveitis ("pars planitis").
 

Author(s): J W Eichenbaum, A H Friedman, A E Mamelok

Journal: Bull N Y Acad Med. 1988 Mar;64(2):164-74.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Intravitreal Sirolimus as Therapeutic Approach to Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2017

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Study of the Effectiveness of Ozurdex for the Control of Uveitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uveitis, Intermediate; Uveitis, Posterior

 

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2017

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Last Updated: 4 Jul 2018

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