Pars Planitis (Idiopathic Intermediate Uveitis of the Pars Planitis Type)

  • Aniruddha Agarwal
  • Kanika Aggarwal
  • Vishali GuptaEmail author
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Pars planitis (PP) is an entity that is characterized by inflammation of the vitreous, ciliary body, and peripheral retina (intermediate uveitis) and is not associated with any known cause of inflammation (idiopathic). Frequently, this entity is associated with optic nerve inflammation and presence of macular edema which appears as leakage on fluorescein angiography and leads to impairment in visual acuity. This chapter will discuss the current understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, and management strategies of PP.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aniruddha Agarwal
    • 1
  • Kanika Aggarwal
    • 1
  • Vishali Gupta
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Advanced Eye Center, Post Graduate Institute of Medicine and Research (PGIMER)ChandigarhIndia

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