Vision loss in uveitis can result from multiple complications involving the cornea, lens, vitreous, retina, and optic nerve. Consequently, considerations in multiple ophthalmic subspecialties are required for optimal management of difficult cases.
If surgical interventions are required, optimal perioperative inflammatory control is paramount.
Uveitic macular edema is a common cause of vision loss in uveitis, can be diagnosed with optical coherence tomography, and is treated usually with optimal inflammatory control and often with adjunctive local steroids.
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.