2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
9 Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation
Chapter 8: Noninfectious Anterior and Intermediate Uveitis
Noninfectious uveitis can be divided into 4 types: (1) anterior uveitis, (2) intermediate uveitis, (3) posterior uveitis, and (4) panuveitis. This chapter focuses on anterior and intermediate uveitides.
Anterior uveitis constitutes the majority of all uveitis cases and is often treated with topical corticosteroids.
The first episode of mild, nongranulomatous, unilateral anterior uveitis may not require further systemic workup.
Intermediate uveitis can be associated with systemic diseases, including sarcoidosis and multiple sclerosis. Idiopathic intermediate uveitis without associated systemic disease is categorized as pars planitis.
Ocular inflammatory diseases are either infectious or noninfectious. Noninfectious diseases can be further subdivided into masquerade syndromes and drug-induced, traumatic, and autoimmune ocular inflammatory conditions.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 9 - Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.