MAY 22, 2018
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.
View other 1-Minute Videos from Dr. Goldstein:
Post-Cataract Surgery Inflammation: What’s Going On?
Cataract Surgery in Uveitis Patients: Pearls for Success
Posterior Uveitis: Is it Infectious?
Anterior Uveitis: When to Suspect Herpes Simplex
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