For patients, visible symptoms of uveitis correlate with perceptions of worse physical health, according to a recent study. Ophthalmologist Sunil Srivastava, MD, and rheumatologists Rula Hajj-Ali, Joshua Hedrick, MD, explain the relationship between patient reported outcomes measures and disease activity in inflammatory eye disease.
Ellipsoid zone mapping, a new image visualization/analysis platform on optical coherence tomography, may be an effective screening tool to identify subtle retinal changes indicative of toxicity from hydroxychloroquine treatment, Cleveland Clinic research indicates.
In high-risk uveitis patients, OCTA can help identify complications early on so that treatment can be initiated, potentially preventing vision loss. OCTA is on its way to standard use in uveitis subspecialty practices.
Uveitis accounts for 10-15 percent of legal blindness in the United States. At Cleveland Clinic, multicenter collaboration, fast-track evaluation and treatment help patients avoid vision loss.