Clinical profile of patients with anterior uveitis
Author(s): Dr. Sudha Madhavi KM and Dr. N Vijay
Abstract: The anterior uveitis can be categorized as iritis, anterior cyclitis and iridocyclitis. It often causes a painful red eye. Patients with anterior uveitis complain of redness, photophobia, tearing and blurred vision. Acute anterior uveitis causes mild vision loss but still contributes significantly to the total burden. It causes vision loss both directly through inflammation and via complications such as macular edema, glaucoma, cataract, and others. A prospective clinical study was conducted. The material for this study included, 50 patients between age 20 and 80 years, attending outpatient department, Department of Ophthalmology with signs and symptoms of anterior uveitis. In the present study it was observed that most common presentation was acute anterior uveitis, accounting for 76%, then chronic 18% and only 6% of the patients had recurrent anterior uveitis. In the present study 45 (90%) patients had non granulomatous inflammation and in 5 (10%) patients it was granulomatous inflammation. Thus nongranulomatous inflammation was more common than granulomatous inflammation.