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
The term intermediate uveitis is an anatomically based description of the primary site of the ocular inflammation. The inflammation is localized to the vitreous base overlying the ciliary body, pars plana, and peripheral retina, as well as the anterior vitreous (Fig 24-2). Intermediate uveitis accounts for 12%–28% of uveitis cases in the pediatric age group. In children, it may occur with various conditions, including sarcoidosis, syphilis, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, and tuberculosis. Idiopathic disease, known as pars planitis, accounts for 85%–90% of cases.
Figure 24-2 Intermediate uveitis with inferior snowbank formation (inflammatory exudative accumulation on the inferior pars plana [“snow bank”]), right eye.
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.