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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 140-150

Pediatric uveitis: An update


1 Department of Uvea and Intraocular Inflammations, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
2 Director of Uveitis and Ocular Pathology Departments, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Jyotirmay Biswas
Director of Uveitis and Ocular Pathology Departments Sankara Nethralaya No. 41, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.122267

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Because of their varied spectrum of clinical presentation and difficulty in management, pediatric uveitis remains a challenge to the ophthalmologist. Variations in clinical presentation, difficulties in eye examination, extended burden of the inflammation over quality of life, limited treatment modalities, risk of amblyopia are the main challenges in the management of pediatric uveitis. Pediatric uveitis is a cause of significant ocular morbidity and severe vision loss is found in 25-33% of such cases. This article summarizes the common causes of uveitis in children with special approach to the evaluation and diagnosis of each clinical entity.


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