Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73--76

Pattern of posterior uveitis in a tertiary care government eye hospital in South India


Sikander Ali Khan Lodhi, Sudhakar G Reddy, Amena Maryam 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Retina Unit, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Sikander Ali Khan Lodhi
“Hill View”, 10-3-300/3, Humayun Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana
India

Background: The spectrum of uveitis cases is largely influenced by genetic, geographic, and environmental factors. The causes and types of posterior uveitis cases in patients attending a Tertiary Care Eye Hospital, attached to Government Medical College, in a major South Indian city catering to two important states were studied. Aim: To analyze the pattern of posterior uveitis in a tertiary care government eye hospital. Design: Retrospective noncomparative case series. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 101 posterior uveitis cases attending the retina/uvea outpatient department of a major government eye hospital, seen between January 2014 and June 2015, was done to know the clinical pattern of the posterior uveitis entities. A comprehensive eye examination with a tailored laboratory investigations approach was used to arrive at a diagnosis. Results: Of the 101 patients, there were 56 (55.5%) males and 45 (44.5%) females, in the age group of 15–65 years. A specific diagnosis could be established in 75% of the patients, including infections in 19 cases (18%), specific ocular disease in 45 cases (44.5%). Idiopathic group comprised 25 cases (24.75%). In the infective group, tuberculosis was more than toxoplasmosis. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) cases, presenting as posterior uveitis, comprised 19 cases (18.8%). Conclusion: Tuberculosis and toxoplasmosis were the common infective causes, and VKH, multifocal choroiditis, and serpiginous choroidopathy were the common noninfective entities.


How to cite this article:
Lodhi SA, Reddy SG, Maryam A. Pattern of posterior uveitis in a tertiary care government eye hospital in South India.J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2017;5:73-76


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Lodhi SA, Reddy SG, Maryam A. Pattern of posterior uveitis in a tertiary care government eye hospital in South India. J Clin Ophthalmol Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];5:73-76
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