2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part II: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chapter 24: Uveitis in the Pediatric Age Group
Evaluation of Pediatric Uveitis
Establishing the correct diagnosis is important in managing a pediatric patient with uveitis, but some ophthalmologists defer the workup of isolated anterior uveitis unless it is recurrent or unresponsive to initial therapy. Accurate diagnosis requires a detailed history, thorough ophthalmic examination, and selected laboratory tests. An examination under anesthesia may be necessary if the child is not cooperative enough for an office evaluation. Laboratory investigations are chosen based on the suspected diagnoses (Table 24-6; see also Table 24-5).
Table 24-5 Uveitis Masquerade Syndromes in Children
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.