Wydanie 2/2008

Idiopatyczne zapalenie tylnego odcinka błony naczyniowej - opis przypadku

Idiopathic Posterior Uveitis - Case Report

Agnieszka Jamrozy-Witkowska, Katarzyna Kowalska, Iwona Grabska-Liberek

Klinika Okulistyki Centrum Medycznego Kształcenia Podyplomowego w Warszawie Kierownik: dr hab. n. med. Iwona Grabska-Liberek


Summary: Diagnosis of posterior uveitis requires execution of a wide panel of tests due to its complexity. Recommended additional tests should be directed depending on the results of patient examination and primary tests. However, frequently the main cause remains unknown. Therapy employs ?targeting? treatment as well as anti-inflammatory drugs including immunosuppressive treatment. The article below describes a case of a patient with rapidly progressing posterior uveitis of unknown etiology despite intensive anti-inflammatory therapy. During the course of illness several complications such as ischemic and edemic maculopathy, secondary glaucoma, secondary cataract, recurring hemorrhages to the vitreous body appeared. Secondary glaucoma and ischemic and oedemic maculopathy are the main causes of visual loss.

Keywords: posterior uveitis, immunosupresive treatment, macular edema.


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