A systematic approach to emergencies in uveitis

Hassan A. Al-Dhibi, Ammar M. Al-Mahmood, J. Fernando Arevalo

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Uveitis is a common cause of preventable blindness although it is consider a sight-threatening condition particularly in cases with posterior segment inflammation. To deal with emergency conditions in uveitis, we must aware of the essential signs and symptoms that reflect a true uveitic emergency. Failure to recognize these essential signs and symptoms of a true uveitic emergency may result in a devastating visual outcome. This review provides general ophthalmologists and residents, clinical guidelines for the main uveitic entities that require immediate recognition and urgent intervention in the emergency room to prevent severe permanent visual loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-258
Number of pages8
JournalMiddle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014


  • Acute Retinal Necrosis
  • Behηet′s Disease
  • Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
  • Emergency
  • Ocular Toxoplasmosis
  • Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis
  • Sympathetic Ophthalmia
  • Uveitis
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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