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Surgical Management of Uveitis Patients

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Abstract

Uveitis is a sight threatening disease which requires special considerations for treatments and surgical management. Proper pre-operative evaluation and treatment of these patients can drastically affect their surgical outcomes. Eyes should be quiescent whenever possible before surgical intervention and post-operative care maximized to prevent re-activation of inflammation. Surgical intervention can be used in aiding of the diagnosis as well as treating the disease and its complications. Patient should be made aware of the complexities of their disease and the necessary steps to give them the best results possible.

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Faia, L.J. Surgical Management of Uveitis Patients. Curr Surg Rep 3, 38 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40137-015-0121-2

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Keywords

  • Uveitis
  • Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Cataract
  • Retinal detachment
  • Hypotony