Orbital Inflammatory Syndrome and Anterior Uveitis: A Case Series

Eric L. Crowell, Alden K. Bahr, Ore ofe O. Adesina, Ankur A. Kamdar, Kartik S. Kumar, Alla Goldberg

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Purpose: To describe four cases of orbital inflammatory syndrome (OIS) with associated anterior uveitis that have presented within 2 years to our practice. Methods: Charts of patients diagnosed with OIS from June 2013 to May 2015 were reviewed. Results: Four patients, three children and one adult, presented with orbital swelling, pain, and varying degrees of vision loss. Treatment with intravenous methylprednisolone resulted in significant symptomatic improvement in all cases initially; when symptoms recurred, the patients had evidence of anterior uveitis. With continued systemic therapy and the addition of topical prednisolone, the patients all achieved control of their uveitis and OIS and are well controlled with regular outpatient follow-up. Conclusions: Reports of OIS-associated with uveitis are relatively rare. The presentation of three pediatric patients and one adult patient to the same practice with OIS and secondary uveitis within a 2-year period may indicate that the association is underreported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1301-1306
Number of pages6
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 17 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior uveitis
  • idiopathic orbital inflammation
  • inflammatory orbital pseudotumor
  • nonspecific orbital inflammation
  • orbital inflammatory syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology


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