Biologics and treatment of uveitis (Irish Medical Times Article)

Mr Micheal J Gallagher, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Hermitage Medical Clinic, on the treatment of uveitis and how the use of biologic agents has benefited many patients in recent years.

Intraocular inflammatory disease, or uveitis, is a serious problem and has great potential for visual morbidity and visual loss. In one large series of patients with uveitis, 35 per cent had visual loss to a level of worse than 6/18 in at least one eye and 22 per cent became unilaterally or bilaterally blind (worse than 6/60).

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