Title

A review of pediatric uveitis: Part II. Autoimmune diseases and treatment modalities

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-1-2008

Journal

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Volume

45

Issue

4

DOI

10.3928/01913913-20080701-10

Abstract

Uveitis is a manifestation of complex processes that can represent an infectious process or a dysfunction of the immune system that may have grave effects on the eye. Although infectious causes, once properly identified, may be successfully treated by addressing the inciting organism with recognized interventions, the immune-modulated chronic forms of uveitis often provide more complex challenges in management. Recent strides in understanding the inflammatory pathway and better bioengineering capabilities have resulted in some new modalities of treatment.

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