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Uveitis: anterior - overview

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Synonym(s): Periodic Ophthalmia Equine Recurrent Uveitis Moon Blindness Iridocyclitis


Introduction

  • Uveitis is an inflammation involving the iris, ciliary body and/or choroid.
  • Anterior uveitis includes the iris (iritis or iriditis), ciliary body (cyclitis) and often the anterior choroid (anterior choroiditis).
  • The terms Periodic Ophthalmia, Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Moon Blindness are used interchangeably to describe recurrent episodes of acute anterior uveitis separated by a quiescent period of variable duration   Uveitis: recurrent  .
  • Uveitis is also classified as acute or chronic, or by etiology.

Etiology

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Clinical Signs

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Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prognosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Faber N A, Crawford M et al (2000) Detection of Leptospira spp in the aqueous humor of horses with naturally acquired recurrent uveitis. J Clin Microbiol 38 (7), 2731-2733.
  • Dwyer A E et al (1995) Association of leptospiral seroreactivity and breed with uveitis and blindness in horses; 372 cases (1986-1993). JAVMA 207 (2), 1327-1331.

Other sources of information

  • Brooks D E (1999) Equine Ophthalmology. In: Vet Ophthalmology. 3rd edn. Ed: Gelatt K N. Lippincott. pp 1053-1116.

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