Macular surgery for posterior segment complications of uveitis

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Abstract

Surgical management of uveitic macular complications utilizes standard vitreoretinal surgical techniques. Medical management of uveitic macular complications utilizes intraocular corticosteroids and anti-angiogenic factors in common use for other diseases. Either medical or surgical management of posterior segment complications requires control of uveitis. Systemic corticosteroids or immunosuppression without surgery can be effective treatment for macular complications. Imaging with OCT provides more useful information than fluorescein angiography in assessing uveitic macular disease. Factors predictive of surgical success in macular edema are unknown, but probably relate to anatomic features such as status of posterior hyaloid, configuration of epiretinal membranes, and vitreomacular traction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgical Management of Inflammatory Eye Disease
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages203-207
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783540338611
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Davis, J. L. (2008). Macular surgery for posterior segment complications of uveitis. In Surgical Management of Inflammatory Eye Disease (pp. 203-207). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-33862-8_18