1-Minute Video
    Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Diagnostic Testing, Noninfectious Uveitis, Uveitis

    When a new patient presents with hypopyon, it is important to accurately identify the cause before beginning treatment. In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Debra Goldstein explains that in North America, the leading cause of hypopyon is HLA-B27, not Behçet's disease. For efficient diagnosis, she recommends performing an anterior chamber or vitreous tap for PCR or culture. These tests will help rule out infections arising from herpes, syphilis or exogenous and endogenous endophthalmitis.

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