Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Reflex uveitis

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, David L Williams

Introduction

  • Cause: corneal ulcers induce varying degrees of uveitis.
  • Signs: transient usually mild uveitis, but can be prolonged and severe.
  • Treatment: none in most cases.
  • Prognosis: poor to good depending on the inciting cause.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Pathophysiology

  • Uveal inflammation is incited through an axon reflex mediated by the trigeminal nerve. The sensory nerve endings release substances which induce the uveitic response.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

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