2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
9 Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation
Chapter 5: Diagnostic Considerations in Uveitis
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Uveitis refers to a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by intraocular inflammation, and accounts for significant visual morbidity worldwide.
Diseases with similar clinical features can have different prognoses and treatments, making accurate diagnosis imperative.
A formalized nomenclature is used to describe, categorize, and grade uveitis by clinical and anatomical features.
The patient history, review of systems, and targeted systemic examination combined with this naming scheme generate the differential diagnosis.
Laboratory workup and ancillary testing are tailored to the patient and disease characteristics.
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.