(Macular Edema associated with non-infectious uveitis)
- Uveitis is a collection of inflammatory conditions affecting the eye.
- In the U.S. there are approximately 120 cases /100,000 adults. Most patients are aged 20-50 years.1 Overall the prognosis is good with appropriate treatment.
- Uveitis does not cause mortality but morbidity results from chronic swelling in the retina (macular edema) that leads to damage to the structures of the eye, including the retina and the lens (cataracts) and complications from medications.
- Macular edema may be found associated with any geographic location of uveitis and is the dominant cause of vision deterioration and potential vision loss in patients with uveitis2.
1Jennifer E. Thorne, Eric Suhler, Martha Skup et al, JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(11):1237-1245. 2 Karim R, Sykakis E, Lightman S, Fraser-Bell S. Interventions for the treatment of uveitic macular edema: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Ophthalmol 2013;7:1109-1144.